Jack of Spades and Jack of Clubs Photoshop February 2008
This is a relative 'quickie' (not really..but we only have a week to do it) or Conceptart.org's Character of the Week #104 The Four Brothers, I don't have the time to paint all four of them so I painted only the Jack of Spades and Jack of Clubs.
I have used references for both, mainly for the outfits. For the Jack of Spades ("is suave, sophisticated, and self centered"), I pretty much bastardized men's outfits from Van Dyck's portraits..ha ha ha, and for Jack of Clubs I just mishmashed lots of Spanish, German 16th century whatever armour together.
I also experimented with starting with greyscale then colour it, because it seems like many artists swear by this method. However it so did not go well for me, but at least now it confirms what I know that I suck at colouring greyscales and know to stick with starting my usual method. ha ha :P
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