Thursday, July 26, 2007

This cover was a lot of fun to do but kind of bittersweet as a big name Cover artist was attached to it. (No not Declan Shalvey, id never let that hack near my stuff)
In the process of colouring it now and by god am I crap at it. Trying some funky techniques like crayons and fingerpaint but its just not working.
Heres the initial sketch that I started messing around with. Totally wasn't in the scanning mood last night but I took a quick snap

Update1 :
Here it is inked and I was messing around with the logo placement. I made a few small changes, especially with the Bushido

Update 2:
Next up is most of the flatting. A bit of trusty two tone shading, and some pink back lighting. The only thing close to being finished right now is the Night Ghosts coat

Update 3:
And Bam, the pic is pretty much finished


Rich said...

Really nice piece Will, love the design of the logo. I'm sure you'll get the colours down, use a mix of colour ink wash and water colour pencils, works for me.

Declan Shalvey said...

Lookin good so far Will, can't wait to see it finished, with an image of me saying 'i love girls' in the background...

Nice rendering by the way

Rich said...

very sweet piece Will, you should be pround.

Unknown said...

Wow, that's just gorgeous.

Stephen Mooney said...

That looks excellent Will, really strong composition. You've really done some fantastic work with those characters and I honestly can't wait to see the finished book. Just so ya know folks, the interior pages I've seen are just as good.

Will Sliney said...

Cheers guys. The final piece has a few tiny tweaks. I'm really happy with it considering its one of the first things I've coloured really apart from a few dabbles.
I cannot wait until its printed