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Thought I'd blog this quick experiment I did today. Was trying to figure out what approach I should take to create flames for my upcoming comic Persons Reported. I don't want them to be photo-real renditions of flame, otherwise I could just use a photograph rather than spend hours painting them. I'm trying to create a graphical, dynamic design element to them whilst still keeping a hand drawn quality to them.
I used a varitety of brush and lots of Liquify and a heavy handed amout of eraser to get the above results. Still not satisfied so any comments/feedback would be appreciated.
The above image is in colour even though the finished comic will be black and white.