More specifically, we'll be looking at the cover to the book. Of course, we start off with a sketch (see my previous post for more details on that), then it's off to pencils and inks.
Here's the Photo Booth element:
Specifically I was looking to nail down hand gestures and fabric folds here. I broke out this nifty white jacket (a Savers find) for maximum contrast.
The tiger eyes were drawn on a separate page of bristol, then digitally composited.
|I was feeling ambitious with this one, so I broke out my airbrush to do glowy highlights on the stars, flames and what-not. Then it was on to colors--|
|Here you can see a bit of my process in beginning with flat color, then slowly modeling out the forms. Closeups below:|
For more details on my modeling/painting process, click here.
|This file had a LOT of layers, you guys.|
|My god... somebody turn the line layer back on.|
Thanks for reading along, all. See you soon!