Friday, October 29, 2010

DARTH VADER and the Lost Command

This is one of twelve covers destined to celebrate one of the pioneers of the American comic book and sequential art, not to mention a terrific place to grow as an artist working with the best in the industry. DARK HORSE COMICS 25 years!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Road to Kings layout and the mistakes that came with it

This is the layout for the second cover. I made the worst mistakes you can make when designing a cover.

The 1st. I fell in love with the composition (at the time I did it. you could call it infatuation, it goes away later)

The 2nd. I didn't take the copy into account, so the composition would not work as the cover because there would be no room for the title of the book.

Which brings us back to mistake number 1. I should have re-visualised and redrew the idea, fixing the composition with a new idea based on the space I had. Instead, because I was infatuated with my first comp, I tried to save it...which I guess would be mistake number 3.

Conan: Road to Kings

I've been doing Conan covers for the last little while. Here are two of them.