Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Illegitimates #2 cover demo

 I did this sketch for the cover, inspired by a movie poster I had remembered. I produced a movie poster type-graphic for the first issue, and wanted to try the same approach here. I was very happy that the creators liked this sketch, because I was happy with it myself. I sketched this with markers on paper, then added tones in photoshop, because I wanted the silhouette shape to read clearly.
 Here is the line art, done in quill pen, some brush and Pelikan drawing ink.

Finally, I scanned and opened it in Photoshop, for coloring. Being pretty new to computer painting, I spent a few days on this stage. I put more rendering into the small details than I needed, but have a hard time with the zoom view. My palette was made up of k-free colors, because I like the clean and bright aspect of colors without grey in the mix. And the black line art pops more this way.

Illegitimates#2 ships January 15th from IDW. Ask for this variant cover.

Illegitimates is trademark and copyright 2014 Immature Enterprises, used for promotional purposes.


Mike Mikulovsky said...

Very cool Jerry! Reminds me of those late 60's Jim Steranko covers & splash pages. That were in Nick Fury agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Capt.America.

george welsh said...

Looks Great! I will be sure to pick this one up!

JMH said...

Very cool, Jerry! Any interest in attending the 25th Motor City Comic Con? It runs from May 16-18, 2014 in Novi, Mi. I think you'd be a great guest and have had a number of people asking for you. If interested please contact me at: kyroshiro@gmail.com


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