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The Nightmare Before Christmas - with Process

The Batman and Captain Marvel are finished but I did want to share this before the others since I did a better job of chronicling the entire rendering process. I've been doing the cons for a few years now and have been taking notes on what sells and what's popular. Jack and Sally seem to appeal to a wide range of people despite that movie being 25 years old. I wanted to throw my hat into the ring with a nice sweet image of the two main characters dancing in the moon light. Here is my original under painting done in watercolor and two reference sketches to be used as composite pieces.

I took all three of those images into Ps and started a more realized composition-

All the main elements are in place so now I moved onto more modeling and lighting-

Looking a bit more realized but Sally needed more underpainting-

And here is where I am currently, still needs about another two hours of treatment but it's pretty close and it came together really fast. I'll answer some of your questions about style in my next post. I hope to see you all at the DuPage show next month.

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