When I initially did this sketch, it automatically felt more animated since I wasn't including all the black shading and rendering on Snake Eyes' uniform. I felt like it was unfinished compared to my traditional Snake Eyes drawing. All the while, I was thinking how great it would be to see this in gray tones or fully colored. This piece was screaming for it! Simon Gough again tackled the colors and makes a day-time ninja infiltration that much more intense!
A great example of what a colorist ads. It was Simon's choice to make it day time, and it was unexpected for me to see it that way, but I love the backlighting and softness that adds to the piece. A level of stillness and keeping everything easy to see and distinguish.
Joe-A-Day: Snake Eyes Resolute-705
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