Here's a look at how we made this Star Wars 24 Cover - out in stores now!
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First step is the cover 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.
Drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12" x 18" Bristol Board
At this point just quickly roughed in the drawing making sure the composition still help.
Now I started to refine the figures and concentrated on getting Han "right".
At this point I found 3 or 4 pics of Han that were either similar angles or expression and used to correct.
Sometimes you just gotta make the donuts - and that is THIS- drawing the nuts and bolts of the Stormtrooper outfit.
Refining Han and moving my way down the outfit.
Detail of Han
Back to finishing up Han's head.
Switched to working on Chewbacca a bit. Did the same thing, found 3 pics of Chewie either at that angle or screaming to get right.
I find with Chewie, getting the eyes correct is most important!
Nailed down Chewie, not time to get that gun just right - if you have good reference, USE IT!
Just about done - just need to draw in that background.
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