Thursday, 8 March 2012

Cover: 2000AD Prog 1773

Another week and another cover for The Galaxies Greatest Comic!

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2000AD: Prog 1773

You know the drill... first some sketches, references (incl. gurning) and painting - Et voilĂ ! You have a cover...!

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Quick sketches, using the cover template 
as a guide for placement. I kept the colours 
minimal for effect and also give the droids 
some room to play with design and palettes...

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 Let the gurning commence! 
Good reference can be invaluable.
Also, it can look silly.
But it's still invaluable...

  
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Many hours later, here's the final result. 
Lots of painting and resizing of Dante's pupils 
to get the right mix of terror and pain...

 
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Dante, on the cover. 
A brilliant story - I'm proud to be a small part of it.

...and a Very Happy (Belated) 35th Birthday to Tharg and his Droids at 2000AD - Thank you for being the best and most consistently brilliant comic going and long may you reign over us ;)



HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

That's all for now, currently on the drawing board - Jetbikes vs Orks...

2 comments:

Mayavan Thevendra said...

Very exciting work Neil! Always loved Nikolai Dante.

Aidan said...

what mya said! great stuff neil!