The full size version is available here : img257.imageshack.us/img257/2582/lucifer
What's the concept ?
This illustration was made for the spn_tarot community a.k.a The Winchester Arcana, a project launched about two months ago to create a tarot game based on the characters of Supernatural. I was assigned the King of Swords with Lucifer/Nick as a prompt and I was just SO happy because I really enjoyed Mark Pellegrino's performance as Lucifer during the whole season.
Don't hesitate to check out the community to know more about the Tarot. If you are a fan artist yourself, I think you can still apply for alternate versions of the cards. The deadline is August 1st. I guess that everybody must be very busy right now because of the Big Bang but if you have the time, click on the banner below...
Is it your only card for the Tarot ? Will there be more to come ?
No that's not my only card, I've already completed a few (that's an understatement...) :
- The Moon (Pamela Barnes) : community.livejournal.com/spn_tarot/1325
- The Lovers (young John & Mary) : community.livejournal.com/spn_tarot/1556
- The Strength (Dean) : community.livejournal.com/spn_tarot/5653.h
- The 10 of Wands (Future!Dean) : community.livejournal.com/spn_tarot/#215
- King of Wands (Dean) : community.livejournal.com/spn_tarot/#226
- Ace of Pentacles (Dean) : community.livejournal.com/spn_tarot/6021.h
Soon to be published cards :
- King of Wands (Castiel)
- Knight of Swords (Sam)
Lucifer never had Ruby's knife in his hands...
No but as I was drawing a card for the King of Swords, I had to include in my drawing something that was close to a sword/knife/dagger (it's mandatory...). Ruby's knife seemed to be the best choice because I couldn't think of any other "sword" that could actually fit for this character.
Did you draw the sigil behind Lucifer ?
No, I found the original design on the Internet and added it to the picture at the end with the Photoshop "Stamp tool". It wasn't even supposed to be here at the beginning. The original design included blood dripping on the wall but the result was so disappointing that I had to find a "Plan B"...
You posted this illustration under the "outtakes" category, does it means that it is unfinished or that a color version will follow ?
Actually no. At the beginning I thought I was going to post in the "Outtakes" section only sketches or dropped projects. However, I think it is also the right place for black and white illustrations. I will then post here unfinished drawings AND B&W completed works like this one for instance. This "Lucifer" is finished and won't have a color version. I think that the black & white fits perfectly with the character's darkness and that the touch of red makes him even more scary. No need to add more.
More B&W and outtakes ? What's coming next ? Will you create a Master Post ?
1) Next :
- Illustration arts for Thenyxie's fan fiction Beautiful Disaster including :
* Jensen smoking and playing the guitar
* Jared recording songs in a studio
- Sketches for a color fan art called Wish you were here :
* Sam having a ghostly vision of Dean during his stay in Hell
- (If I remember where I put it in my HD...) Dean's tattoo session (because his protection tattoo didn't appear just like that one morning)
- (If I remember where I let the sheet of paper...) The Winchester boys circa 1989-1990 with Sam and Dean sitting on the hood of the Impala playing with toy soldiers.
2) Master Post : Yes definitely. It will be easier to find what you are looking for so I will create one very soon. For the moment, you can use the tags.
What medium did you use ?
A little bit of everything :
- Traditional : pencils, crayolas (oil pencils for kids), charcoal, white paint
- Digital :
* Photoshop CS : predefined brushes + color adjustment
* Painter Essential 3 : Digital Watercolors
* Paint Pro Shop : Frame
Did you use red ink for the blood ?
No, the blood is 100% digital and was added later with Photoshop CS (predefined brush)
Did you use reference photos for the inspiration ?
Yes, a photo of Mark Pellegrino from a car magazine, found on the Internet :
Mark : i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc27/petite_
See you soon with more fan arts and fan arts outtakes
More questions ?
Don't hesitate to ask them here on LJ or my formspring.me here : www.formspring.me/PetiteMadame