Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Spider-Man cover process
I thought I'd give you a look at each stage of the process on my latest Marvel Adventures Spider-Man cover.
Thumbnail: drawn in Photoshop. This is where I laying it out for my editor to see. I like to work up a color comp so that they can fully understand what I intend to do with the piece.
Pencils: Drawn digitally with Sketchbook Pro. You can see here that I'm not working out the details. I'm just going in and roughing it out. I ink myself so there is no reason for me to waste alot of time drawing things perfectly. Then the inking stage would be no fun.
Inks: I print out the digital pencils onto bristol board and ink traditionally with a brush. Here's where I make most of the line choices. I really just start inking lines. Not a ton of thought, just going from the gut.
Color: Photoshop. You can see that I changed the pallet from the thumbnail. I decided that since this piece was focused on the Police, I wanted a color that would invoke that feeling. The boys in BLUE goes along way. When I think police, I think blue. Works well on a Spidey cover as well and blue is big part of his color scheme. (even thought I don't show much of it on his costume.
There you go, a little look into each stage.