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Sunday, March 20, 2016

24 hours from now... I will be watching Batman v Superman!

Twenty Fours hours from now, I get to watch the advanced IMAX 3D screening of Batman v Superman at the metreon! I'm so excited! I got the complimentary ticket because the first teaser trailer got leaked early online. The quality was pretty horrible and the internet hate poured onto the movie. From day one this movie has gotten so much hate it's a little insane. But BvS marketing has been pulling out the stops to make sure this movie at least gets a fair shake...

So then, Zack Snyder and the WB decided to give free advance screening passes to the people that went to the free teaser screening that night as a nice gesture to keep the fans happy. I got some flack from some people I work with about going to watch a teaser trailer on an IMAX screen, but I guess it was all worth it after all, eh? The teaser looked great on the IMAX screen even without the free passes by the way!
Sketch phase - I was going to add a silhouette of Lex at the top, but I couldn't really get it to work.
I've gotten accustomed to just a quick sketch to start with. I do most of the thinking in the digital inking stage.
How to render out Wonder Woman was a mystery to me at this point, but I was kinda crossing my fingers
I'd figure it out later when I get the big two inked up...
Black and White digital inks stage - I just placed the official logo on top to
complete the image. Wonder Woman helps me to be lazy with the two big figures
because I didn't have to draw the rest of them from the waist down!

I kept messing around with the color saturation of the background because I wanted it to have the feel of the palette of the movie, but after way too many hours messing with it, I decided to keep it the same saturation I initially had planned for it. At the end of the day, it's just how I mix colors, and I was more satisfied with the final colors sticking to what I knew...
Final colors - this stage is always a love/hate relationship for me. I can never seem to preserve the stark
contrast of the black and whites when I 'translate' it into color. Usually I find a palette that I can live with
and move on. Otherwise, I end up messing with the Hue/Saturation sliders until the cows come home!
I think I like my initial drawing for BVS more because it was in such an odd  size and the color application was simpler. And I think I was actually able to 'translate' the stark contrast of the black and white images for that one better. For this one though, I think it's dimensions make it easier to see it on a computer monitor and are set up more in a traditional movie poster design.

Anyway, as I type this up, I'm listening to the excellent Batman v Superman soundtrack that got officially released on youTube. My hype levels are astronomical!  I'll be jut a few hours away from witnessing the greatest gladiator match the world has ever known! Batman v Superman is going to be awesome! Signing off for now and I hope I can sleep tonight!
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