So, here's a look at how we made the Star Wars #22 Mile High Comics Scout Trooper Variant Cover!
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First step is the SKETCH
The cover concepts I sent into Marvel Comics Editors Heather Antos and Jordan White and Lucasfilm for approval.
Roughs were drawn at 2" x 3" in my sketchbook using Warm Grey Copics then colored in Photoshop CS3.
It's funny drawing these things you've seen a million times. You think you know exactly what they look like and then you REALLY look at them for an assignment like this and it's like, "Whoa ... I didn't know that was like and what's that?!".
Gives you a whole new appreciation for the design of the Star Wars Universe...
Drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12" x 18" Bristol Board .
Did all the little guys myself as it's quicker to ink them, then to tighten them up in pencil and THEN have Rachel ink...
I used a Micron Pigma 03 Black Pen.
Detail of the pencils
Rachel Dodson inks over my pencils with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink.
Detail of Rachel's inks.
And then I scan and clean in Photoshop to prepare for ...