Sunday, October 17, 2010
TATA GALA SHE-SPARTAN #1
Finally finished up the colors for my two submissions to the TATA GALA breast cancer fundraiser show happening in my old stomping grounds of Sarasota FL next month, and boy did I put some work into these babies!
There were a lot of details to be worked out with these: the illustrations are very detailed to begin with, I was trying some new things with halftone shading, and coming up with final color schemes I was happy with took longer than it should have (I finished coloring this one yesterday, took a break and came back to it only to realize the color scheme I had chosen made it look like a box of Franken-Berry cereal!). Compounding my woes is the fact that my computer was giving me a royal bloody fit with these files. Coloring them was a powerful headache as it brought the speed of my system grinding to a slow crawl. The files were tremendously large with lots of layers and my computer is just old and decrepit.
Anyway, I managed to get them done and submitted literally right at the stroke of midnight, which was the deadline, so hopefully I'll hear whether or not they were accepted soon. Can't wait to go down for the show -- hope to see you there.