The Cosmic Werewolf in the Sky

Our pal Larry is a big fan of Baruka, a being created in the image of his favorite deity, The Cosmic Werewolf in the Sky. You remember Larry, right? Here he is showing off his highly-collectible Cosmic Werewolf flag, only available for purchase at Larry’s Occult Emporium & Gifts:

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While there are many images depicting the Cosmic Werewolf in the Sky, this one is my favorite. That’s probably because it’s the only one I’ve drawn so far, but still…there was a lot of thought and effort that went into this little guy. So, here’s a bit about the process behind the creation…

Here’s the sketch I started with.

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It’s pretty rough, but I captured what I needed to. It’s circular (for reasons I’ll explain later) and it’s vaguely  Norse-like (Norsish? Norsey?) in style.

I applied some crude Photoshop-ery to take some girth out of his fat head…

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…then added a few guides to help define that core shapes a little better.

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Next came the inking…

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…and then I deleted all of that baloney underneath. Looks better, eh?

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And finally, some color.

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Here, I made a fancy GIF of the all the steps:

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And that’s about it. I wanted to make the image circular so I could have another button to add to the collection. We’re up to four now.

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So yeah, it was a lot of work for something that gets about one-and-a-half panels in the comic, but I needed to make it something I could be proud of. Mission accomplished.

Until next time…keep your eyes on the heavens for the grand appearance of the Cosmic Werewolf in the Sky! And thanks for reading!

BF
BD

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