How does Mario counter Zero? With the Beam Saber from Smash Bros, of course. I went for the tried and true Yin-Yang composition on the characters and my originally idea was to have a completely square canvas. Well, turned out that was an awful idea so I resized and repositioned and what you see is the end result.
If there was ever a time where I overdid it with the effects, I think this might be it. I like how the light from the sabers is being reflected on both of them but I think I may have gone too far with the rest of the stuff. I kept going back and forth with many of effects layers but, the majority of the times, I decided it looked better with them than without them.
Judge for yourself in the progress animation (after the break) and let me know if you think the penultimate step looks better than the last. I honestly don’t think I’ll change it at this point but I’d love to know if it’s all in my head.
Posted on May 03, 2012 in Illustration, Video Games |