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.


Anonymous said...


The non-photoshopped cover is pretty friggin amazing.

brian hurtt 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.