Friday, September 2, 2016

Star Wars 22 Cover Step by Step Part 1 Line Art

So, here's a look at how we made the Star Wars #22 Mile High Comics Scout Trooper Variant Cover!

Get the comic from MILE HIGH COMICS

First step is the SKETCH

The cover concepts I sent into Marvel Comics Editors Heather Antos and Jordan White and Lucasfilm for approval.

Roughs were drawn at 2" x 3" in my sketchbook using Warm Grey Copics then colored in Photoshop CS3.


It's funny drawing these things you've seen a million times. You think you know exactly what they look like and then you REALLY look at them for an assignment like this and it's like, "Whoa ... I didn't know that was like and what's that?!". 

Gives you a whole new appreciation for the design of the Star Wars Universe...

Drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12" x 18" Bristol Board .


Did all the little guys myself as it's quicker to ink them, then to tighten them up in pencil and THEN have Rachel ink...

I used a Micron Pigma 03 Black Pen.

Detail of the pencils


Rachel Dodson inks over my pencils with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink.

Detail of Rachel's inks.

And then I scan and clean in Photoshop to prepare for ...

Next Time


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