Ok, this sexy, sexy baby came out in stores yesterday! It's the second part of 2000AD'S AQUILA: BLOOD OF THE ICENI, also featuring my cover. Want to know how I made it? THEN STOP TOUCHING THAT FOR A MINUTE AND READ ON!!!!
I gave Tharg options, being in two minds about which to do myself. The first I liked because I knew it would be easy to do, but the second I knew would be worth the effort if I did it. So as you know, the boss picked the second option.
At this point I thought I'd start experimenting with my techniques, and so added an ink wash to the background to give my colour work some much needed texture...
Hiding that layer for a moment, I went onto flatting the colours. Now I love the opportunity to colour my own work, but the one thing I don't love is FLATTING. It's damn tedious and time consuming. If ever I get a chance to colour my own interiors, I'll be tempted to employ my own flatter.
Very nearly done....this was what I thought was the finished cover...until The Mighty Tharg thought that the light appearing from between Aquila's legs looking like a fart... neeeever thought I'd hear Tharg say that....
And so here is the FINAL version of the cover. I added a paper texture last minute, which also gave it a warmer shade that I quite liked. Pretty happy with this one!
Right, now I gotta get back to drawing part 7!