Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Cover Process: Queen & Country #30

As always, click on image to enlarge.


1) Thumbnails

2) Pencils done on a sheet of copy paper (8 1/2"x 11")

3) Then I blow up the pencils to apprx. 8"x 12" (still, smaller than many artists work at) and lightbox them onto Bristol (in this case Smooth but I usually prefer Vellum finish for interiors). I don't have a scan of just the tight pencils, but, the next closest thing is the above image, which shows the part of the image that I used Sakura's Pigma Micron Pens on.

4) The rest was done with a #2 round sable brush and Sumi Ink.

5) Here's the final inked version of the cover (I filled the blacks in Photoshop).

Tomorrow I'll post the final colored version.

2 comments:

Randy said...

Wow...

The non-photoshopped cover is pretty friggin amazing.

brian said...

The non-photoshopped cover is pretty friggin amazing.

I hope that doesn't mean you dislike the Photoshopped version.:) Outside of the coloring (I hope you like the final color version, BTW) the only thing I did in Photoshop was to fill in the black.