Sunday, March 16, 2008

Talon Black

This illustration is a cover for a short story called the Undertakers. The skinny is that a guy kills zombies with a katana-nuff said. In this particular story there was only one Zombie. I was originally bummed because one of the only reasons I took the job was to draw Zombies but what can you do?

Whenever I struggle with a piece these amazing friends and artists are always willing to point me in the right direction.
The first pic is the final cover. The second is some of the process I went through. You can see how bad some of my earlier versions were. At one point I even had to change some of the proportions of the main figure. I tried the Frank Miller palette but to no avail. It took me a while to get those warehouse window feeling right. The earlier versions were much to generic.

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