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Here's my first attempt at a Buffy-centric banner for "Clocks of the Long Now."



A few notes under the cut.

Banner #8:
Buffy Summers

Notes:
For the heroine herself, I wanted to go with a treatment that was iconic but not too arch.  I chose the dragon and the phoenix to drive the storytelling here, both for the components of that myth itself and for the motifs of death and rebirth I associate with these beings.  The dragon appears in various forms in "Clocks", some of them metaphorical and others scaly and fire-breathing.  Along with the phoenix - the bird that rises anew from the ashes - I couldn't think of a more appropriate visual for the way I view the character.  The font is a layered mash-up of a few handwritten forms, as blood red as the ink on the worst sort of contracts.  It's the seal on a very old, bad bargain.

The biggest pain was getting sarah's wispy hair properly matted, but I think I did an okay job.  I experimented a lot with color temperatures here, but I think this one is my favorite because I like the earthiness of the tones, and I think it feels more like the common-man sort of hero that Buffy represents.


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