About a year later at the mini-con, Henry got the picture back to me as he finished it in front of me. I couldn't believe it. I had seen sometime back the bit of captain Marvel's face he had done. While I was going for a more CC Beck look to the character, when I saw Henry's embellishments I thought, " My gosh! That looks more like Jeff Smith's take on the character! I love it!"
After Henry handed me the completed art, I scanned it as best as I could into a scanner (even trying to reduce it, some of the bottom and the right were somehow cut off) and then colored it in GIMP. I couldn't be more pleased with how this turned out!
Another project I had involved creating a new character. I saw the words Snake Luster on a shoe box one day and thought it sounded a lot like a B-movie action hero. So I began trying to develop a character to fit the name. Somehow along the way I made him the captain of a pirate crew made up of monsters. But I was stuck as to how he should look. I called on fan-fic writer Alory Shannon (not gonna use her real name) to help. She loved the premise and sent me a long detailed write-up on snake-like gimmiks he could have that would dictate his clothing, his fighting style, the way he thinks, etc. I took that write-up and came up with a visual. I loved the ideas and she loved seeing the figure fleshed out! Another moment where two different things come together to make something great.