I'm always blown away by how well you sell complex shapes with simple brush strokes. Great stuff, Matt! (and man, that linework ain't half-bad either! You and Chris are like the Batman and Robin of comics creating. Do you guys work out of a sweetass cave under Samnee Manor?)
Thanks Chris! I'm pretty pleased with it for not having any reference. I tried to find a pic that fit what I saw in my head to help me get the details, but I just couldn't find anything. Anyhow, I always appreciate the compliments!
I wasted an entire half hour looking for pictures of clouds for inspiration and came up with nothing I liked. I had the image in my head of what I wanted but I couldn't find any pics to match. So in the end I just winged it. I'm pretty OK with my ability to paint clouds purely imagination, but every time I look at actual clouds I see something I never would have thought of, and that's what I wanted for this piece. That said, I'm still super pleased with the outcome! Believe it or not, the brush is a fingerprint, but just small enough that you can't tell it's a fingerprint.
Anyway, it's my favorite Thor piece to date, for sure!