Friday, October 3, 2014

Wonder Woman #34 SELFIE Variant Making of ...

How we made the SELFIE Variant Cover to Wonder Woman #34 (out now from DC Comics by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang).

As usual we start off with the cover sketches - obviously this is WW taking a selfie of herself. Cover Editor Mark Chiarello suggested the dichotomy of goofy WW with a stoic Statue.

So came up with these, Mark was happy with these but just had me push the "goofy"

et voila, you get WW sticking her tongue out at the camera! A was chosen.

The sketches are drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.


So before I started in on this I had to draw 2 things I hadn't drawn before, a Dianaesque Statue and the New 52 Wonder Woman so to the web…

I didn't want to copy a statue so I found a bunch of different ones and made a Frankenstein'ed version.

DC sent WW ref.

To keep the proportions right on this, I enlarged my approved sketch and printed it out in blue line on my cover paper.

Pencils  drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.

This went pretty fast so no intermediate steps.


Rachel's inks

Rachel uses Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the covers with.

Then scanned and ready for color…

Next Time...

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  1. I think Mark's statue idea was brilliant.

  2. What did the Wonder Woman references from DC look like, Terry?

    1. Just shots of the new 52 WW by Cliff Chiang...

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  4. So good! I actually really love the goofy faces in your thumbnails, it wouldve probably been weird to keep that level of exaggeration in your final piece but love it in the sketches! Gorgeous line and finish as usual in your final.