This one’s several things; a final “dress uniform” test, and a promo pic, and also I’ll probably use this shot of Lucy for the final panel of the relaunch episode, since that’s what I actually drew it for.

The dress and boots probably will have the colour toned down, since they probably should be more “black with just a hint of coloured highlights”, rather than as they are here which is quite clearly coloured and shiny (thank you, Photoshop Color Dodge Mode!). Basically the idea is that every uniform colour’s black parts are in the shade of the sleeve.

The background lettering I found on a very, very old early tee-shirt design, for the first cartoony Lucy, but I kinda liked it. One of my better graphic design moments. And then the vaguely psychedelic look seemed to chime with the uniform’s vaguely go-go girl look, for a futuristic Austin Powers vibe, heh.

I have to say, whenever i do one like this, it reminds me how much easier it is colouring people with their clothes on. Even a small amount of clothing breaks up the acres of orangey flesh you get with full nudes and it’s much easier to get something approaching eye candy when there’s material that can be textured, and so on. It’s too easy to paint a page full of nudes and have them all come out looking like sculptures in mud, or candle wax.

Anyway, another step closer to the relaunch.

Jax