It's a Family thing.
Back in 2009, I was working my way through my first high profile DC project, the Green Lantern serial in Wednesday Comics. As I had already done with friends, I thought it would be neato to cameo my mom, dad and sis somewhere along the way, so I did just that.
Just as before, these reference photos helped to diversify the denizens that populated the story I was drawing, hopefully making for a richer, more immersive reading experience. But really, it was just fun.
Here's a look at progress shots from pages 9 and 10 (the ones that featured my fam) from initial thumbnail to finish:
You may have noticed that one of the panels on page 10 was left intentionally blank in the inking stage. I was under deadline and thought I'd save some time by re-using the space ships from the previous page. In the end it did save time, but it wasn't as simple as copying and pasting the image. I did have to do some adjusting and re-drawing, as in the second panel all of the alien ships' guns needed to be out, and aimed at Hal. I also had to draw in all the sound effects. So there.
Have a good weekend everyone!