And yes, just so you know, this image should be a print, available at HEROES CON over in Charlotte, where I'll be, all days, June 4th to 6th! ( As well as the US premier of SQUIDGIRLS! )
With CHOKER #3 coming up, here's a peek at how the cover came together.
Before all that though, I'll be at LONDON MCM EXPO, May 29th-30th. And, if all goes well, SQUIDGIRLS gets it's world premier there. Didn't actually plan it that way but hey, only fitting considering my Anglophile status. 9 And guess what, Warren "I will kill your dog if it looks at me funny" Ellis will be there, Saturday only, so it's probably worth checking out regardless of how much my presence may in fact, repel you.
After some rough pencils, I start adding some basic line work.
Then comes the watercolour washes and such. I do like the drips!
I'd actually already started on the white lines before I took these shots. Yes, I use a few white pens to get some of the details in.
The final, original art, scanned in. Added some white acrylic paint as well as a dash of red veins. If you like it, check out www.templesmitharts.com to buy the original art piece.
Added a bunch of layers of textures and medical type things, a bit of dodge and burn as well as fleshing out the skull with the photo I took for reference for the drawing in the first place.
The final image before it's slotted into the CHOKER cover design.