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Buffy cover, season 9 issue 4 by StevenJamesMorris Buffy cover, season 9 issue 4 by StevenJamesMorris
Buffy cover, season 9 issue 4, with a bit of a Escher homage.
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Citeron Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Wicked cool :thumbsup:
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crash1973 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool.
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Addictions Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the artwork you do on these covers, they're so amazing. This one is my favorite.
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks!
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Addictions Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What process do you go through when you draw comic book covers? Is this a digital painting or a in real life one?
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
It's all digital from start to finish, in Photoshop. I do paint (I haven't in a while though), but for commercial work it's just more practical for me to keep it digital.

The process is pretty close to the traditional methods. A very rough sketch stage in PS. A pencil stage in PS and then colors. The way I approach the coloring stage varies, sometimes I do flats, and sometimes I just start painting. I tend to do flats when I have a less clear picture of where I want the colors to go, or if I plan on dropping gradients over certain elements. In the case of Buffy #4, I laid down rough colors under then line art and then did the finishing colors on top of the line art, so that the lines disappear and the picture takes on a more traditionally painted look.

I hope that filled you in some, if you have specific questions feel free to ask.
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PinkFish Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
This is absolutely amazing! You make amazing covers!!! All this stuff is really inspiring!

I love the Escher-touch in this cover. I'm a big fan of his work and I was so happy when I found out that there's a museum with his work.

Keep up the good work! I'll be looking forward to your next cover. ^^
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thanks very much! I saw great Escher book at the books store that explained how he made his complicated patterns. The book was full of his sketches, which showed how he worked the patterns out...the book binding fell apart, in the store, while I was looking at it though lol.
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PinkFish Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Aww that's too bad. Maybe you can buy it online or something? It could be that they sell it at the museum they have in my town. If you want I can check for you. ^_^
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Thanks! Actually I just looked on amazon and found it, it's called "M.C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry"
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PinkFish Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Ahh that's nice. I love Amazon xD

I'll be looking forward to your next artworks!
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golem1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice drawing/painting.

Pardon my ignorance, but what's a buffy cover?
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Thanks. It's a comic cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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DSil Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful concept, and gorgeously rendered. Man, Buffy comics always have the coolest surreal paintings on their covers! Makes the imagery inside kind of a letdown, to be honest.
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Thanks for all your comments. I try to push the subject matter so that there's more to work with visually...but also to keep interesting for myself. I like your "Corpus" pieces.
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DSil Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks very much! I'm trying to do the same thing, push the subject matter but keep it interesting for me. :)
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thanks!
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i understand
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw it doesnt seem you use reference for your drawing
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I definitely use references in parts, but I don't rely on following them to achieve the end result.
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see, great work btw
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks! I'm curious why you thought I wasn't using reference, does something look off?
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not at all, it seems that you style has some kind of distortion effect, and it lead me to believe that u were not using reference... Everything look right
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StevenJamesMorris Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
ah, yes, I do like to distort. In most cases I'm still using reference to understand how the non-distorted subject matter looks before I start making it weird lol
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no no i get it , anyway its good work :)
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