This is the cover Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega #2 for Marvel comics. I've included all the steps that went into making the cover. No Copics on this one , I colored it all in photoshop. Marvel wanted a horror movie feel to go along with the story in the comics so I went with a Shining-Esq piece.
Step 1: Layout for Marvel's approval. They liked it but wanted Wolverine to be leaning farther forward like he's coming toward the viewer more.
Step 2: I pencil the piece working out all the details for the piece. No reference taken for this one, all done out of my head.
Step 3: Color roughs over the pencils so I get an idea of how I will color it in the final piece.
Step 4: I print the pencils out in non-photo blue on my Epson R1800 at 13"X19" on Strathmore bristol board and ink it using a Pentel brush pen and Copic Multiliners
Step 5: I rescan the piece back to my computer and color it in photoshop on my Cintiq 21UX using my original color rough as reference.
I get asked a lot how I scan in such large artwork on a standard scanner. I scan the piece in pieces and put it back together in photoshop.
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