To celebrate the release of Age of Ultron, this illustration celebrates the gathered Avengers, including new additions, in the looming shadow of their latest foe.
The hardest part of this piece was just organising all the characters into just the right places. Giving it equal balance and allowing Ultron to still be visible.
Keeping the same brushes as Smashbust to create the characters and splatter effects. Reserving colour for the Avengers symbol only to give piece high contrast.
Hardware: Wacom Intuos
Software: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects
Having learnt from my experiments on the Smashbust video, this animation also makes full use of a bleed effect. Having the characters bleed into the canvas like wet ink, coupled with the Age of Ultron trailer audio, give this a truly ominous feel.