Unity #1 Variant Cover. 2013.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.
Today marks the release of Valiant's Unity #1, their first line-wide crossover since the publisher's renaissance. I was asked to provide a variant cover for the event — and that gave me the chance to hold a piece of paper as if it were a sword. You'd think I'd know how to draw a hand by now, but I still need help.
|... also a billy club|
In the digital sketch stage, you'll notice that I establish a vanishing point even though there's not architecture or similar structures. It's always good to know where your horizon line is as that affects the angle at which you view any figure, even if they're flying (or in any sort of vague space... ahem).
|inks by my Pops|
|blue-line print of pencils|
Unity #1 Variant Cover (detail). 2013. Pencils over digital print.