This is the final version of this painting. After taking a break from it for a couple of days and working on other stuff I came back to it with a fresh perspective and decided to experiment a bit. Photoshop is a great medium for this as there is always Ctrl-z if things go off the rails.
I ended up editing the original pencil underpainting over the rest of the flattened image. The effect was similar to the quality of an inked comic image. It added a nice level of contrast and helped sharpen and define the details. After spending a couple of hours tinkering I felt like I had what I was looking for.
In the end the painting worked pretty well blown up 3’x4′ for a banner at the booth and the 11″x16″ was the best-selling of my prints at the con.
This concludes this series of process posts. We will now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcasts.