Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Twelve, No. 11
I don't think this cover's been solicited yet, but I thought I'd share. The series, The Twelve, has taken a break as of late (which has actually been a relief for me, schedule-wise). There's only one more cover left to do, but I probably won't get to it until next year.
This sketch is in vine charcoal, my preferred medium at this scale (11 x 17 inches).
With this cover, I skipped the sketch phase and just went straight to the digital color study. I knew that I wanted to paint a U-Boat and a red sky, so I didn't mess around with prelims—just dove right in.
And if all goes well, I may be painting more U-boats in the coming year...
Have a good weekend!