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Brett Barkley
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Awesome, Scott! Way to come roaring out of the gate!

I’ll just post a few process roughs, in the event anyone is interested.
First pass, done with a broad brush in Photoshop. This stage is just about roughing in shapes and coming up with ideas.

Second pass. Refining the forms I worked out from the first pass.

Third pass. This is more about the pencils. I’ve got a decent idea of the shapes now and am focused on setting myself up to make the inking a lot easier.

Ok, so I thought I’d maybe turn this whole Art Clash piece in to a brief tutorial on how I use reference. So, when the kids were brainstorming what they’d do for this contest, Mercy suggested a T-Rex. After they’d decided on the idea to do the Giant Monster Rampaging Through a City, I knew that I’d use a T-Rex. But I wanted to do something different with this giant monster than maybe we’d seen before. I liked the idea of the very distinctive shape of the Stag Beetle and I needed a skin texture, so I went with a toad. Finally, I needed a monstrous posture and posing, so I went with an ape. I’ve attached a screen capture of my desktop with the reference up, just to give an idea of what I was using for inspiration. I think the important thing to consider, when using reference, is to not constrain yourself to initial ideas. I knew I wanted to go for certain things, but don’t lock yourself in to those ideas. For instance, when I needed an idea for how the creases, or fold in the flesh would work, I looked at the toad. I had initially wanted to use the ape as a posture and pose reference, but when I started using the Stag Beetle pincers and needed a skull shape that work, I blended the T-Rex (thank you, Mercy) and the ape skull to get the look I wanted. Feel free to draw from your reference in unexpected ways when you’re trying to problem-solve. God already figured out how this stuff works, just copy that. 🙂

Thanks for looking!
-B