Ruby June breaks the spell

Felt terrible about not posting over the weekend (freelance and kids birthday parties getting in the way) so I thought it might be nice to show off a few images of the process.  Here I am working from the initial thumbnail.  First I tone and grid off, blocking in my shot with my eraser, then I determine the direction of my light source and start applying that to the forms.  Next I start to push the value range and flesh out the rest of the value range.  Next stop is color studies and then painting on top of the values.  That won’t be for a little while, though as I am getting all the panels to this state and then will apply color at the same time, so the colors are consistent.

This is the panel where Ruby June blows the Voice of the Sea and breaks Coo-Thoo-Loo’s spell.  Hooray for our heroine!