Hey everyone! Last time I posted, I shared a few quick process videos. I’m happy to say I have a new one to share with you again today.

This video shows the process of painting ‘Blink’ from the X-Men, for the latest Marvel Masterpieces trading card set.

The most challenging part of this painting for me was the color. Blink has pink skin with reddish hair, and I was worried about the image looking too ‘Christmas-y’ given the green of her outfit. It took a few color studies to get it right, but I managed to avoid some issues by shifting the pink skin more toward a purple than red. The other challenge was getting her magical portals to glow as much as I’d wanted while not detracting from her magical dagger or her face. That simply took some planning and careful mixing.

If anyone is interested in learning more about how to paint images like this, I’m happy to announce that enrollment is officially open for the Fall Semester of my SmART School class.

This class is an intensive 14-week mentorship designed specifically to help you take your art to the next level. Nothing pre-recorded, these classes are face to face interactions where I paint directly over your work and show you exactly how you can improve. We discuss composition, color, shooting reference, and even getting professional jobs. There’s not aspect of this profession we don’t touch on.

Because of how intensive these class sessions are, class size is strictly limited to no more than 10 students.

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