Avengers 34 Variant Cover. 2012. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.
I guess I miss a lot when I leave the country. This variant cover is out now, though I'm not sure how easy it will be to find. It features more characters than I'm used to drawing in a single image, but I had a lot of fun with it (I don't know how other artists manage do a team book every month). I had a great deal of help from my art director, George Beliard, who provided me with mounds of reference for each character and situation.
I usually keep track of my "man hours" for every project and I'd like to start sharing those numbers with readers, especially for those who are artists themselves. My total hours were about 32, which doesn't include flatting and inking. Here's the breakdown:
- Pencils: 14.5
- Composite: 4
- Layouts: 6
- Colors: 7