Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Defenders #9 Cover Process

 Here is my process for creating the cover to Avenging Spider-Man #9 (July 2012) featuring Captain Marvel and Spider-Man. Didn't have much to go off so this is what I did!

Here's the little 1 x2 inch roughs done in my sketchbook ...
 adjusted and colored in Photoshop I sent in to Marvel for approval.
Pencil stage drawn on 13 x 19 inch 2 Ply Bristol Board with HB and Light Blue lead.
Rachel inks over my pencils using a #2 Sable Brush and Acrylic Ink

First pass at colors in Photoshop CS3 using a Wacom Graphics Tablet (circa 2001) at 7 x 10.6 inches and 800dpi in RGB using Channels.
Next stage and  coloring of line art on a separate "Screen" Layer .
Final colors 

Until next time...