The idea was the easy part. Red Riding Hood and the wolf burst into my mind as soon as I saw the word “confrontation” in this article’s title. But how could I best do this under a tight deadline? That was tough.
Here’s the key: I never got rid of the original sketch. It’s right there under the black ink, giving energy and 3-D shading to the art.
I also limited the colors to 4 (plus black and white). The simplified colors just told the story of confrontation better. Little Red looks far angrier in all red, especially when contrasted with the 3 cool colors: green, purple and blue.
This was created using Manga Studio 5. Little by little, I’m discovering the power of this inexpensive & amazing program.