How to draw Mockingbird, Barbara Morse, Avenger from Marvel. Learn to draw a comics female superhero character, Mockingbird, from video lesson and step by step images tutorial. In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a female figure and face. Also you will learn how to color or paint in hi-key method. High key painting. Well, this post I am painting a figure in so-called “high key.”
What is high key painting? High-key painting is usually quite homogeneous and mostly free from dark shadows. So from the scale of value range if 0 being black and 100 is being white. High key painting will be a painting that displays only from 50 to 100 or mid grey to white. Some can even go from only 70 to 100, which will be really pastel or almost white opaque.
In contrast to Chiaroscuro which often have strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. And that what I usually do in my painting and concept art. Sometimes I even use darker scale in value range. Most of my work, and most concept artists, are basically in the mid spectrum, usually from 10-90 in value scale or a little less.
I hope my statement makes above sense. 😉
In this post, a high key figure painting. It is just an experiment because I got a bit bored with speed painting or typical portrait or figure this morning. So I thought what could I do to make me excited to paint today? I attempted a few really quick high key paintings a few years back. See how to draw high key blue hair girl and draw high key blondie in jeans. I actually love the look of high key painting. So I pick one of the previous unfinished piece I did and revived it. In this arrangement, I only use really really light value to paint. I am painting using the value scale of 70 to 100 (*100 = white, the far end right of the brightness bar on HSB in Photoshop). That’s a very small range of value to work with, but it would be challenging. And I end up enjoying the process a lot more I thought I would.
There are a few things I figure out along the way. I can use the richness of color to compensate for dark value without having to change the real value range (light and dark). And even though I have a small range to work with, it seems to be enough for me to paint. I think, in traditional medium, pastel (chalk, not oil pastel) and water color would be awesome with high key painting work. Anyway, I will probably do a few more of these and discover more things and learn more about it.
Mockingbird (Barbara “Bobbi” Morse) is a fictional character from Marvel universe. In 1983 recent time, Mockingbird investigates corruption at Cross Technological Enterprises, where Hawkeye works as security chief. Though the two initially come into conflict with each other, they end up co-operating to fight the villain Crossfire and by the series end they are shown to be seriously romantically involved, having eloped together to the Pocono Mountains and apparently married. This leads in to the West Coast Avengers, Mockingbird becomes a full-fledged Avenger as she assists her husband in setting up a new branch of the organization.
Here is a high key painting of Mocking Bird from Avenger, almost done.
Watch the drawing video tutorial how to draw and color a female superhero. (Partial tutorial from the beginning.)
Below are step by step how to draw Mockingbird Barbara Morse.
Then how to paint Mockingbird character in hi-key color.