Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Star Wars #38 Step by Step Part 1 Pencils

Our variant cover for Star Wars #38 - out now from Marvel Comics - a chance to draw Luke and Leia and X-Wings and Jedha!

Check out how we made it.


The cover concept 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.

I had a pretty idea of what I wanted to with this one so you can so I set up a pretty simply design with just some editorial tweaks for background figures.


Drawn in Light Blue on 12" x 18" Bristol Board 

Quickly roughed in the drawing making sure the composition still help.

I printed out my rough in light blue on the paper to ensure the composition was positioned correctly.

Now that I'm happy with the layout I proceed to penciling - using Staedtler HB lead.

Pretty happy with how this looks compositionally, etc so just keep plugging away!

I draw Leia out of my head and find 3 different photos for both her and the X-Wing in approximately the same position to check for correctness.

I find ref for Luke's blaster and also change his outfit slightly as per editorial.

Using Pitt S Pen to tighten up blaster details.

And here to help Rachel see what I'm doing better...

And a look at the actual pencils...

NOTE - I changed Leia's eyes to look more at camera... I had fought this a bit because none of my ref did this but I knew all along this was the RIGHT way to go,  just had to IGNORE the reference!

And the scan of the pencils....

Next time,