The Twelve #12 Cover. 2011. Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 13 × 19″.
I already posted an exhaustive process video on this cover (embedded below, in case you missed it), but I wanted to share the Sculptris model I made for Laughing Mask. Because it's gold and shiny, the computer was especially helpful in achieving reflections that were convincing, if not wholly accurate. The image on the left is a fully-rendered ray tracing in Photoshop, while the right features the native rendering mode in Sculptris, which is built for speed. As you can see, what I didn't need, I barely bothered to sculpt.
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