Here is a look from start to finish of the X-Women Minis Poster:
STEP 1: I did this quick thumbnail, just laying out the characters and arranging all the elements on the page. I haven't been drawing in a while so I wanted to draw something simple enough and fun but also something I could really add details too.
STEP 2: Here I looked up the 90's costumes of these characters. Wasn't really concerned with the poses I was going to use but more just getting the look and outfits for them.
STEP 3: First I laid out the pencils and once I was happy with it inked the figures to finalize.
STEP 4: So the plan was to do the background and powers using watercolors. This was the first layer of watercolors...takes lots of patience to work with.
STEP 5: After the first layer dried I then applied the following layers. Starting to build up that Phoenix bird.
STEP 6: All the powers completed, decided to add storm clouds on the bottom of the page to contrast the Phoenix up above.
STEP 7: Filled in the rest of the background. Had a lil accident and spilled black ink over some of Rogue and Storm but thankfully it's nothing Photoshop won't be able to fix. Now done with the watercolors part.