I've had some serious artist block since last September, then in April things started loosening up. This quarantine thing has really agreed with me. There have been a few outright flat misses but I feel that these represent some improvements in my overall style. The key has been, no matter how happy I am with a result, I can erase and do better. While there is still a ton of room for improvement, I am satisfied with where I am heading... and having just turned 50, I am happy with any progress at all.
From rough sketch to finish, this T'Challa was great fun to render. I attempted a few different background elements but nothing could compete with the Panther God from Black Panther's first appearance in the Fantastic Four comic. I wanted a Jack Kirby element and that fit the bill perfectly. While not technically perfect for a [...]