Wow, that’s a really gruesome title.
Anyway, here’s the step by step of how I did this pic.
First was the concept sketch.
Complete with story.
Anyway, the concept was good, but the picture itself is kind of meh. So I rotated the camera.
Much more exciting!
Then I layered in some perspective lines to help with my (lousy) background:
I can draw buildings if I have reference. Unfortunately, here I didn’t use reference.
Then I inked Sonic and Shadow all nicely.
I even tried to use the thick-and-thin lines I used to love so much when I was inking by hand. Inking on a tablet just doesn’t feel the same. No friction between the paper and the pen nib.
Next some color on the background, so I’d know where the light sources were …
It wasn’t this blurry to start with, but I put some heavy camera-lens blurs on it to cover up some of my crappy contrast work. You can see it here, when I was midway through shading Sonic and Shads.
As you can see, there’s a lot of nothing on the right side of the picture that got cropped out.
See how shiny Sonic and Shadow get once their shadows and highlights are in place?
Then I smeared blue and purple airbrush all over everything to give it some atmosphere.
All done! I forgot how much I like working on pics that tell stories. I might do it more often. 🙂