Le Magnifique

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This piece was made for The Mario Lemieux Foundation to go in the Bid for 66 Auctions that were held last November.

See how this went from sketch to what's above after the jump.

 

 

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This was the first draft – pencil on 8.5"x11" paper :

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After scanning the rough pencils, the rest of the stick and leg were loosely laid in with Photoshop. 
The image was then printed at 200% and used as a guide while transferring to a clean sheet of museum board.
This is the final image that was sent to auction – final size was 26"x18.5":

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Using a scan of the finished pencil, an inked version was made in Adobe Illustrator :

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The Pen Tool is your friend :

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BONUS MATERIAL

Here are some rejected t-shirt designs submitted to the MLF featuring this illustration :

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