Having been given the brief by LRD I played around with some ideas and settled on an image I thought would work-a clash between the Zombie Queen and The Wolf Girl. I did the initial rough sketch then added details and refined the image with further passes with different colours. When I was happy with this I then scanned the image to Photoshop and got to work.
Step 2: Inking The next stage was the inking. I currently use Photoshop for this, and create a separate layer for each character. First up was the Zombie Queen-I tweaked any areas that needed it, then set about inking over the main outline of the character, adding finer detail where required.
Step 3: Basic Colour
Stage 4: Shading
This step really brings the drawing to life! I created another layer on top of the colour layers but below the inks for each character, and then began blocking in areas of shade with the capture tool and filling with black. I then reduced the opacity to get the desired shade. Because some areas came out too dark, and some too light, I created another layer for these areas and repeated the process to get the result I wanted. I also changed the skin tone on Zombie Queen and made a few other minor colour changes, which tends to happen at this stage as the image gets tied together with the shading.