Here's a portion of the cover I'm working on for the All-New Megaton Man #1 (a tale in the works for quite some time now), from a thumbnail sketch I made this past December:
|Some of the tracing paper overlays used to develop the main figure group next to the original sketchbook page, and the final inked version (top center).|
|Here's the original thumbnail sketch, no bigger than 3 inches tall. Scanning and blowing up such scribbles allows me to preserve the original energy of the original inspiration while elaborating the concept into finished art.|
|Here's the final flat-colored cover art with logo. I will probably add some airbrushed highlights and gradations but this should give you a good idea of the basic composition.|
|The Statue of Liberty background in inked version on Clearprint Design Vellum, and the rough marker refinement on canary yellow tracing paper. Note the pronounced white out!|
|Half old school and half new-fangled, my process combines the best of both worlds (or centuries)! These separate elements are colored and combined in Photoshop.|
Next: We parse the syntax of "Megatropolis" vs. "The Megatropolis"!