I received a pretty cool request a few days back. To do a portrait session for an image in a comic book? Yup, weird. That's what I was thinking too...weird and AWESOME!
|Melanie (click image for a bigger view)|
There is a new comic book series coming out soon and Melanie, pictured above, is what the character is semi-based on. I can't go into too many details until the release but her portrait for the inside cover will give you some ideas...conclude from that what you will.
The original shot idea was for a crazy, messy-haired, half naked woman flailing a bottle of liquor in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The imagination always runs a bit ahead of the cart when you have some creative freedom. We found ourselves with only a beer bottle, a cigar, and a pretty cramped living room in which to work. You make the best with what you have and I think with what we had...we knocked it out of the park!
Here's what we started with. After moving some things around and setting up some lights, we got what we were after.
|Living Room Before|
Can't wait to see the first issue. I'll keep you posted.