A few months ago, Bryce Carlson and Chris Rosa of BOOM! Studios contacted me about a couple of covers for their upcoming comic Next Testament. Not only would those be my first ever comic covers, but the story comes from none other than Clive Barker!
The story is about a god as beautiful as it is cruel. It is an excellent rendition of an incredibly superior being whose machinations we cannot even begin to understand. The visual called for a lot of color and although my work does not lack it, the heavy lines can often hold vibrance back. To avoid that from happening, I decided to take back the lines a bit by painting the whole thing in one layer over my original lines instead of my usual process of leaving the lines on top of the drawing.
Since the whole thing was done in a layer, I decided to take pics of as many stages as I could. These were the resulting images.