I did more of this one – initially, at least – in Illustrator than any of the others, having done all of the coloring and shading there rather than bringing the image into Photoshop for that.
After finishing it in Illustrator, I brought it into Photoshop to add some effects.
Then I posted the finished image to Facebook, but while I was reasonably happy with it – I think it looks pretty damn cool – I noticed that I had missed something: one of the lightning bolt brushes left a weird hard edge that kind of sticks out.
After brining it back into Photoshop to fix that before posting it here, I decided to apply some blurring and smudging to soften it up a little, then did some more layer blending to make the blacks a little blacker. This is Black Adam, after all.
I also thought that there might be some people interested in seeing what the initial rough sketch looked like, so I decided to post three images here:
|The rough sketch.|
|The version posted to Facebook.|
|The retouched version.|