Monday, October 01, 2007

Cover #5 Process

Here goes! Initally we tried some other design ideas for this cover but they were bad. In trying to come up with something cooler Robert suggested the newspaper approach, I instantly I had an idea for the image and this was my early sketch.I wanted Wolf-Mans hand to really pop out and as I messed with the design more it seemed to better use the space and tuck under the logo to flip the image. I liked the left to right movement of the sketch, but I just couldn't make it work. So I changed it. Thats the best part of being an artist, I do what I want and justify it as a "creative" decision :) These are the pencils.


Here are the inks. Pretty much a trace job, because my pencils were so tight. I really need to loosen up with the penciling. Sometimes I do better than others, but for some reason I got pretty tight with these. Although for me there is always a little more pressure with a cover to get the lines just right, that tends to result in my tightening up. I added the text on the computer (thank you Adobe Illustrator) and for some dumb reason I changed "killer" to "villian". I also spelled it wrong. Killer sounds cooler (and is eaiser to spell) so I changed it back on the final, don't know what I was thinking here.

And finally the colors with all the newspaper text added. Robert wrote most of it. There is some funny stuff in there. Also some nice story bits.

3 comments:

Benjamin said...

spectacular work Jason! I absolutely LOVE to see the pre-conceptual work as well as the finished product! To view your thought process as an artist/designer helps me grow creatively as well! I know they probably get time-consuming, but if you have the time would certainly like to see more of these kinds of posts. Those kinds of sketches and works was the reason I had picked up the Director's Cut #1 issue. Thanks for sharing and keep it up! Meanwhile I will keep buying!

BEN TIEDE

Jason Howard said...

Thanks Ben, glad you like it. I really like seeing other artists process work too. Thats why I put some of this stuff up here.

Gary Seaward said...

Very dynamic! love this pic!!