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Captain America Reborn by leinilyu Captain America Reborn by leinilyu
Hey folks, Here's a peek at my drawing process for the variant cover of Captain America Reborn 3.

visit marvel's website [link] for more info on the series.

Ok, some people violently reacted to my signing cap's shield. sorry for that. Marvel didn't mind:) I thought it's a small signature anyways.

Now the process:

1) digital sketches
2) refining digital sketch. added a 3d shield cause I can. hehe.
3) I then print it out then use a lighbox for very quick pencils then straight to inks for the traditional art phase.
4) water color, which took up the bulk of the coloring time. I went for the safe route, no underpainting. Obviously, in a perfect world, I'd color this drew struzan style but I haven't got the skillz for it. The yellow and violets on the white parts are my nod to japanese style artists, which I really dig. Udon? hehe.
5) finally, I came in with colored pencils and pastels, scanned it, tweaked the levels a bit then some very, very minor digital colors with photoshop.

The Liquify tool, always very useful to me, allowed me to fix his sausage like middle finger. ( that's what you get for not tightening pencils first before inking.)

hope this helps a bit!
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Sensational-Sandoval Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Always good job, but when others ink your drawings they don't seemed to be as good though.

Also since there are SOOO  many great Asian artists out there, when are we going to get some Awesome Asian male superheroes? And by Superheroes I mean regular guys with special powers, NOT karate/ninja/Samurai experts. So sick of those stereotypical crap.
maironmatos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Awesome job!
johandarkweb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"2) refining digital sketch. added a 3d shield cause I can. hehe."

Good Point! jaja
maironmatos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Amazing work!
ScottPilgrim1996 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Saruno4792 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconspidermanleavesplz: *doesn't know how to deal with the epicness of this drawing*
dannnyb0y Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
lovoart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gracias por mostrar su forma de trabajar.muy buen trabajo gracias bye
JohnJett Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
This is the first time I've seen this and I am in awe. This is a fantastic piece. Thank you for sharing!
Lightwolf-of-GOD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice tip Sir, I'll try to MIMIC this piece, if okay lang po s inyo. HEhehhe! SUPERBNESS!!!
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