Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover - Development of a cover sketch

Ok, so here's my process for developing an approved cover sketch for the Uncanny X-Men 518 cover.

The first drawing is a 4x 5" sketch done in my sketchbook with blue pencil, and a black Pitt pen.

The second drawing is the cleaned up scan ( in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Tablet) that is then turned in a blue line drawing that I print out and

The third drawing is worked up over that blue line print out at the same 4 x 5" size

The fourth drawing is the scanned and cleaned (in PS) version

The final color sketch is the result of drawing and coloring in PS and getting the cover proportions dead on. This is the version that is sent off to Marvel for approval. You can see how it turned out from there below!

1 comment:

  1. Hey TD!! I just discovered your official web page and blog... thanks man!!! I enjoy a lot to see the complete process of a drawing. I hope you could como to México City or meet you in US someday, anyway what a great blog, i am fan for sure
    Paul Piceno