After I did this painting, I was asked to do another Galactus and Silver Surfer as a commission. The difference this time was that this painting isn't digital, it's acrylic on canvas board.
Having just finished a previous painting of both characters, I wanted to do do something different with them to keep my interest. So I opted for more of a classic "heroic" shot of the two, to contrast it against the moody painting I just did before ( especially since I had the Surfer pretty much regretting his existence in the last one). I played around with Galactus' helmet a bit, making it a bit sharper and more alien. I also wanted to get more of the characters' classic purple and blue colors in, and be less muted by their surroundings.
Before I mailed off the actual painting, I scanned it in and played around with it in Painter. Mainly just adding a little bit of glow effects to the energy blasts.
See you guys next time!