|Daredevil #8 Cover. 2011. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.|
I don't think I posted this one yet. It was released into the wild in the midst of the New York Comic Con, which was, to say the least, a busy week. If you haven't heard yet, issue 8 will be part of a two-issue crossover with Amazing Spider-Man. I'm providing the cover, with Kano on interior duties. I'll be back for issues 9 and 10. By then, it'll already be 2012.
|1: Digital color study 2: Digital composite 3: Pencils 4: Inks over cyan print|
The second image is the digital composite, a stage in which everything is refined, from perspective to composition to anatomy. It's color-coded to help make sense of all the overlapping elements. This image is then printed onto board, providing a faint foundation for the subsequent stage (you can barely see the grid underneath the pencil scan). The other advantage of color-coding is that no erasing is required; Photoshop can easily remove everything but the graphite.