Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CATWOMAN #27 Cover Step by Step

Here's a look of how the cover to Catwoman 27 was made

My cover sketches I sent to Editor Rachel Gluckstern at DC Comics for approval. These covers feature the Gothtopia  storyline and Catwoman is the Catbird character - a Robin type of sidekick to Batman.

They were
drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and Pitt/Pigma pens and Copic Grey Markers and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop

c2 is approved.

My  pencils, drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.

A close up look.

Rachel Dodson's inks  - using a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic ink, plus a little tech pen and croquille for the straight lines.

Rachel started with the foremost element and then worked background.

After Rachel finished up, I lettered in the logo on the Garbage bin and added details to the background buildings.

The art is then scanned and cleaned in Photoshop.

I use Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet to color the art. I stuck really close to my approved sketch.

The cover is out in stores starting today!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer

And digitally at Comixology