Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CRIMINAL Last Of The Innocent cover process




6 comments:

ddkaviraj said...

So let me get this straight for future historians-you got a photo reference, drew it out with blue pen (lightbox?) roughed with Pitt pen, then inked it then painted it? did you do two roughs? i see one with some scribbles then a clean version. have you ever done the blacks first then the details?
thanks for showing this cover development.

Sean Phillips said...

I drew the rough in my sketchbook. Scanned it into Photoshop to colour. Then printed it out in blue. Shot some photo ref and drew the figures over the blue printout. Scanned that and printed out at 15 x 20 inches. Traced that down onto the painting surface, inked with a real brush and ink, and then painted with gouache.

Eddie said...

This has immediately become my desktop background. Is there any chance we could get a version without the textbox? or a smaller criminal logo?

Michael Lapinski said...

This is stellar work. An image with immediate impact but that I can revisit over and over again.

Just listened to Ed's new Word Balloon interview and this art and his description of the story concept sound like another great evolution of what you guys do so well.

Juan Acaro said...

Is it posible to ink after painting with gouache?

Sean Phillips said...

Yes, Juan.