Throwback Thursday: Captain America 2 HISHE Backgrounds

With "Captain America: Civil War" in theaters and the How It Should Have Ended team ramping up to tackle it as the next HISHE short, I thought I'd share my backgrounds for the HISHE for previous film in the series,  "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

Like all of the HISHE work I've done, these were all painted in Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq 21UX. For the "Civil War" HISHE I'm planning to give my iPad Pro a test to see if I can do the same kind of work on the tablet with the Apple Pencil and the Procreate App. If it works out, I'll be posting the time lapse videos that are native to the Procreate app, so stay tuned for more process videos!

Many of the backgrounds I create for HISHE have multiple layers so that characters can be placed within the scene. I'm often asked to create foreground elements in certain scenes, like the Helicarrier used in the climax. That ship and background are one of my favorite shots I ever contributed to for HISHE.

-Otis