That's my ex-girlfriend Robin there in the front , looking tough. The guy on the left is the then drummer. A long series of drummers. He got this opportunity to have thet coolest version of him ever drawn. and Poof he's gone.
Artwise: This was the early genesis of the look i used currently with the Holly Go Lightly, Jet, and Morning Jacket, Local H figure stylee. There are some elements in here that I threw out along the way that i might have to look at again for certain reasons (known only to me)
"do you stretch your illustrations once you scan them in?"
no, of course not.
this was actually (and is) an image for a painting and when the show came up i thought it fit so i used it because the poster was a sort of overnight job. the local h website has this red white and blue thing going on so it seemed to come together.
but you can't skew a drawing and keep the line integrity but smetimes you have to alter your original idea about the layout to fit how the drawing comes out.
this one i slapped together and it looks kind of slapped together but then that works pretty much with the action off the thing all rockin' and a rollin'.
if i have to resize the linework, i have to transfer it back and forth between bitmap and grayscale around 500 or 600 dpi as you resize to make sure there aren't any tiny grey artifacts on the edges of the linework.
i use photoshop and work digital but don't use digital effects or gradients. the colors and layers all end up laid out like a screen sep because the edges are all clean. if i use the airbrush or paint tool i always use it on diffuse so that there are no faded pixels.