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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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:iconciteron:
Wicked cool :thumbsup:
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crash1973 Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool.
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Addictions 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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Addictions 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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:iconstevenjamesmorris:
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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:iconpinkfish:
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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:iconstevenjamesmorris:
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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:iconpinkfish:
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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:iconstevenjamesmorris:
Thanks! Actually I just looked on amazon and found it, it's called "M.C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry"
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