Daredevil #12 Cover. 2012. Ink on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.
Today marks the debut of Chris Samnee on Daredevil—you're all in for a treat. You can see a 5-page preview here. I provided the "pulse-pounding" cover for the issue, going so far as to ink it myself (I can't let my Dad have all the fun).
|Hot! Hot! Hot!|
I had originally submitted this concept for issue 3 of the series, but there wasn't room for the scene. My editor, Steve Wacker, also rightfully pointed out that we hadn't yet established the radar sense by that point—covers are submitted a couple months in advance.
The 2 bottom pics are from last year, while I was still living in Brooklyn. Since they were mirror images, the buttons are on the correct side for a woman's shirt. It's a minor detail, but a lot of new artists miss it.
|1. Pencil sketch with digital color 2. Digital Composite 3. Original art|
This was a relatively simple cover, so I just inked over the blue-line print of my digital sketch. Once I got into coloring, however, I ended up making the whole shirt flat black. It was a happy accident, but I liked the resultant tone.