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Postby nichart » Jan Sun 06, 2019 7:05 pm

Back when the superhero contest was a thing, I started a Doctor Strange cover that strangely (pun intended) turned into me doing an entire MCU collection (and fiddling with akvis for the first time... hooray multitasking). Here's the start of the first one... Iron Man



Before anyone asks, I'm planning to leave the spines (and possibly the backs) devoid of any bluray or UHD logo, that way they will work for either. Seeing as how Disney has not put everything out on 4k yet, I look at this as futureproofing. lol
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Re: MCU

Postby VincentLupo » Jan Sun 06, 2019 9:51 pm

Looks good.
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Re: MCU

Postby chouette » Jan Sun 06, 2019 10:31 pm

Me like, nice start! ;)
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Re: MCU

Postby topmeasure » Jan Mon 07, 2019 12:00 am

Cool start Nick. :)
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Re: MCU

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Mon 07, 2019 12:33 am

Nice layout Nick, think Iron Man needs more saturation though :)
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Re: MCU

Postby wysmommy » Jan Tue 08, 2019 5:20 pm

I like the concept. I think you are off to a great start.  :)

I do agree with ct.
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Re: MCU

Postby stampe » Jan Tue 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Nice start :D
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Re: MCU

Postby jamshedt » Jan Wed 09, 2019 10:57 am

great start Nic
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Re: MCU

Postby nichart » Jan Wed 09, 2019 9:30 pm

Thanks everyone for the input.

Is this saturation any better? I'm divided. Part of me feels it's too dark, but then another likes it.

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Re: MCU

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Wed 09, 2019 9:51 pm

It's pretty dark, the color is better though :)
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Re: MCU

Postby wysmommy » Jan Fri 11, 2019 12:50 pm

It is dark..

Getting the artwork to look right can be tough, especially when trying to get a comic book effect. I'm struggling with an image, at the moment, on my Ant-Man cover.  :-l

Just don't give up. I'm sure you will come up with something that looks amazing!  :-$
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Re: MCU

Postby nichart » Jan Sun 13, 2019 9:50 pm

Okay, so this week has been kinda crazy. Hopefully next week I will be able to have more time to work on these, but was able to squeeze a few minutes in today to toy with the colors a bit. So, it comes with questions though. I'm going to first post where it was (granted, it can be seen above, but wanted it to be closer. lol) and then two other versions... not sure if either of these are actually better. HELP!!! lol

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Option A


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Postby chouette » Jan Mon 14, 2019 12:09 am

I will take Option A please.  :D
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Re: MCU

Postby wysmommy » Jan Mon 14, 2019 12:12 am

I know you are going for a comic look on Iron Man, but perhaps try something besides a sketch? On the gold colors the pencil sketch looks nice, but on some of the blacks and dark colors it looks a little washed out.

If I had to pick between the 3 images, I would probably say - option A.. The first (previous post, I think) might be a bit too dark, but the third one (B) is washed out.

I feel for you. Looks like the image you chose is a tough one.  :-l

Sorry I am not of more help.
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Re: MCU

Postby nichart » Jan Mon 14, 2019 5:18 am

Might try using a different image. The parts where it looks washed out on the original image, there is fog, so it kinda messes with things...
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Re: MCU

Postby alienmem » Jan Mon 14, 2019 7:59 am

Nice start.
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Re: MCU

Postby nichart » Jan Mon 14, 2019 10:27 pm

Toyed with it some more, changed the Iron Man image,... I think I like this one better. I think the colors and levels and lighting and saturation all work better with this one (not as much variation from one area to the other). What do you guys think?

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Re: MCU

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Tue 15, 2019 1:36 am

Much better :)
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Re: MCU

Postby topmeasure » Jan Tue 15, 2019 2:32 am

That works much better.
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Re: MCU

Postby wysmommy » Jan Tue 15, 2019 8:40 am

That looks much better!  :-$
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Re: MCU

Postby chouette » Jan Tue 15, 2019 6:17 pm

You're good to go, show us more!  ;)
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Re: MCU

Postby nichart » Jan Thu 17, 2019 8:52 pm

Bit of an update... kinda got on a roll. Thoughts,... concerns...?

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Postby ctaulbee » Jan Thu 17, 2019 10:28 pm

Stills are a little dark :)
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Re: MCU

Postby nichart » Jan Thu 17, 2019 11:02 pm

ctaulbee wrote:Stills are a little dark :)


I had the saturation down too far on them. Readjusted those, added synopsis and 2nd screen bar. Any better?



And with that I'm off to bed for the night. Be back with more work tomorrow.
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Re: MCU

Postby topmeasure » Jan Fri 18, 2019 2:00 am

I think Tony is still a bit dark, IMHO.
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