Monday, March 8, 2010

Cover art direction

Ive done a lot of covers over the last two years , mainly for Tinkle magazine.Its quite a detailed affair with 3 artists working on it.I thought I would give a peek into how I do the art direction process.After I draw the rough layout sketch, a penciller will use it to draw a detailed sketch and then hand it over to the painter.After a quick first pass, the painter hands it over to me, I do a art direction paintover.
See for example how the background was pushed into a warm color, redesigned the robot some more and played with the overall composition and lighting.

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