Captain Marvel #1 (Variant Cover). 2012.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.
Okay, so this is a little late, but I meant to post it before I left for California. This is a variant cover for Captain Marvel #1, but it celebrates Spidey's 50th Anniversary, as well as our Independence Day.
While we're celebrating, here's a link to a Spike TV piece about the anniversary. I make a very brief appearance, but it was an honor to be interviewed along with such heavy-hitters of Spider-Man lore.
Back to the cover: the digital composite includes a view from Google Earth, as well as my own perspective guidelines. What's the best way to draw buildings? In the dark! You almost can't go wrong with the random pattern of lit windows at night. I think it was one of the Romitas who said to light them in horizontal rows, since that's how most offices would naturally be.
I made a blue-line version of the pencils for my Dad to ink and brought it back into Photoshop for color. The fireworks were drawn digitally using my Cintiq tablet.