Everyone loves a good collab!
You never know what direction your piece will go or what vision someone else may have for your art.
I've participated in like 20 of them and even created a thread specifically for them on the 606
We need something like that here so I'm starting up a thread here just for collaborations.
Really proud of this one as it's the result of a quadruple collab.
It was originally the prize for a contest I held and
was supposed to be just a pencil drawing.
Then the winner (Goblin Queen) put it up in the collab thread on the CoH 606 forums
and 3 other artists applied their talents to it helping to make it what it is today.
Darth Delicious was the first, she put down some flats and the lightning bolt for his iris.
Ransim then came along and added a scale pattern to him.
H3nRi then added the armor plate.
Finally I came back in finished the coloring, darkened the whole
image into a night scene and added the lightning. This was the final result.
Some thoughts from experience
1. Keep it polite: Kinda goes without saying but everyone is coming from different backgrounds and
skill levels, it's not about perfection, it's about working together and learning from each other.
2. Communication is key: If you are unsure about something, ask. Also a quick post to
announce what you are working on is helpful (i.e. "hey I'm going to ink these
lines") in case multiple projects spring up around the same piece.
3. The goal is addition not subtraction: Try to add something to the existing piece without
taking too much away. Some adjustment and tweaking should be fine but
ground up redraws or complete paint-overs are for another thread.