Anti-Matter August: Dark Phoenix
Written on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 by Matt
I’m more than perfectly aware that Jean Grey was good as the Phoenix and then bad as Dark Phoenix. She eventually returned to the good side and now she’s somewhere in the white hot room. Or the marvel island of soon to be returned dead. Either one of those answers is acceptable.
So for Anti-Matter August, I decided that once she went bat shit crazy, she stays bat shit crazy. It didn’t hurt to tart her up a little and have her show some skin to really drive that EVIL look for her.
I also tried a little different approach to this art wise. Sitting next to the fantastic Kyle Holtz at Chicago Comic Con gave me the idea really. The piece is inked like normal, but I took a 2B pencil and smudged some tone onto her.
The scan didn’t pick up all of the gray tones, so if you’re at a convention and see it up close, you can see more grays.
Anyway, there’s only two more post’s for August and it’s on to Symphony September. Head on over to our facebook page to leave us a suggestion. Just take any character and combine it with a band or instrument. I know Marc has already claimed the Sonic the Hedgehog crew as KISS. So you get the idea.
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