Monday, June 22, 2015

Making RED ONE Book 1 Cover Art!

Here's the cover of RED ONE Book 1 Welcome to America. The book has the 59 page story from issues 1 and 2 plus 16 pages of bonus material including a look at how I made the brand new wraparound cover. All collected in an 80 page oversized European style Hard cover.

Ships July 15th from Image Comics!

Still available for Pre Order from Diamond and your Local Retailer!

 Here's a look at how I made the cover!

I roughed in the cover in Photoshop.

The Pencils are roughed  in Light Blue and HB lead on two 12 x 18 Bristol Boards.

I scanned the art into Photoshop and made some corrections.

Closing on the pencils - I knew pretty well what I wanted all the elements were going to look like on this cover as the design was simple and clear and so it was a matter of simply drawing them in - doesn't always work that easily!

The final pencils.

Rachel Dodson inks directly over my pencils using Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the covers with.

Details of Rachel's inks.

The colors are next!