Friday, January 18, 2013

X-Men #1 Cover Step by Step

This is process of how I/we created the cover for Marvel's new comic X-Men #1 featuring all the X-Ladies - Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rachel Grey and Jubilee! Lots of fun to work on! 

I was given the assignment to simply put all 6 characters of the cover and so I did a sketch with almost all the characters prominent at one point or another. Marvel chose A. 

 The pencils were drawn with light blue and HB lead on 13 x19 " Bristol Board. Loved drawing the MOHAWK Storm!

 Rachel Dodson's inks were done over my pencils - she used a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brush #2 and Black Magic Ink.

She knocked it out of the park on this one!

Here are the final colors for this done in Photoshop CS3 using my trusty 11 year old Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet!

My favorite parts to color - Jubilee's cheeks and bubble!

The book ships in April 2013 by amazling talented Brian Woods and Olivier Coipel - can't wait!