Commission by *windriderx23Original Lines - [link]
By *RicberColor - `vest
This was a commission by my main man Jamie, and instead of doing a set of his lines, he commissioned me to work on the lines of one of his friends, who is also one of his cohorts and a fellow beacon of talent, Rich. Since the Christmas season has passed, and he's received his gift, I'm sharing Jamie's gift to Rich with you guys as well.
I love doing hair and glow in this, but decided to change up the style a bit. I've done the phoenix background a few times now, and wanted a more 'graphic' approach to it. Instead of the sweepy hyperrealistic flame effect, I opted for a more stylized gradient, like a mural, so Jean herself wouldn't be subdued by it (I wanted her to show more prominently). I also wanted much bolder colors, so this one would just be an explosion of saturated hues emanating outward.
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Comments appreciated. Criticism honored.