Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Superman: The Last Son of Krypton, Issue 40

I absolutely could not wait to get into making this cover. I read the script at the very least 5 times, and each time it blew me away.

For this issue it could've been a very clean cut shot of Krypton exploding, but I felt that it wouldn't elicit a proper reaction. It is implied in the act of Krypton exploding that everybody dies, and it's sad, but you don't really feel the weight of it until you see the toll it takes on Jor-El and Lara.

As for the technical aspects, Jor-El and Lara were inspired in part by Superman: The Movie. They were drawn and inked, then scanned into Photoshop and then colored.

Krypton was originally drawn but I couldn't get the effect I wanted, so I found a tutorial on how to make exploding planets. Krypton itself is actually a pic of dried mud worked through Photoshop to get the end result.

Until next time.


Loran said...

Very cool cover! Very cool audio drama! I'm a graphic designer/artist type too and would love to do a cover for one of your Last Son Episodes!
Here's a small sample of some of my art:
Enjoying your work.

The Clairvoyant said...

Your pictures look pretty good. Jeffrey Bridges (Founder, Exec. Producer, Jaque of all Trades of Pendant Productions) makes the decisions on cover artists, not any of us on this blog. I do believe, though, he's still looking for a cover artist for a few shows.

Feel free to leave him a comment on his Mr. Pendant blog, or email him directly.

Loran said...

Thanks man!