#9 – Sybelle, Daughter of Ebrim

| November 11, 2010 | 10 Comments

Sybelle, Ebrim Djinn’s daughter, is nothing like her brother, Vander.

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Category: Fantasy, Horror

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Co-creator of RELAUNCH, AZURE for DC Comics, Artist on GRIMM for Dynamite, Marvel storyboarder, illustrator of books and covers, concept artist, creative director... Boxer owner.

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  1. Jared says:

    Sick tonal effect. Bang up job.

  2. Gensanova says:

    You continue to outdo yourself! Love this one so much! The pattern on the skin, the feet and the hands,, fantastic all around.

  3. Fantastic work. The colors, the lighting and shadows….everything just freakin’ works here! Great job on this one.

    • saulone says:

      Thanks Marc! Glad you dig 🙂 I was afraid the smoky portions didn’t really mix with the PS brush I was using to create the mist in the background and foreground. Meh – always experimenting…

  4. TiMrozek says:

    Wow Dan, speechless! Fortunately I’m typing. So mind telling us a bit about how you did this one? You told me you were aiming for mostly traditional vs. digital but you mentioned PS.

    • saulone says:

      Thanks man! Actually all of mine are starting with a strong traditional base. The first 7 were all copic ink markers and sketch brushes, with Photoshop grey scales and layer modes applied. The second 7 characters are all watercolor pieces, with similar Photoshop flat greyscale layers and an overlay pass as well – only about 5 layers total counting the base paper texture and the watercolor drawing. This one’s progress can be found here.

  5. sarah says:

    it looks great. i actually really liked, as you were doing the process photos, the stage where everything is still black and white, and only her face was colored. the way you have it “lit” made it look just so very striking.

    • saulone says:

      Thanks Sarah! I’m playing around with a few watercolor/digital techniques to see if I can speed up the process a bit to be able to do this style on a full book at a fast pace. (Roughly a page and a bit a day) That’s the goal at least. Right now it takes me about 3 hours on a piece like this – 9×12. With other characters added/layouts I can do about a page and then layout the next one…but Im trying to speed that up a bit. Keeping the digital work to a minimum and setting points where I STOP working on it digitally is the hard part and something I’m making note of as I go.

      I’m starting another now, and will tweet my progress on that one as well. 🙂

      Thanks for the props and feedback!

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