Friday, June 20, 2008

Long time listener, first time cover artist

Hey guys, I just took over duties doing covers for Star Trek: Defiant, sorry I'm a little late with the post but i did have some things I wanted to share about my work on episode 25.
So being in Co on a vacation when i got the job to do the first cover, instead of in Ga where i live and have all my supplies. i didn't have the supplies i would usually draw upon, so i drew them separate and assembled them in Photoshop.

So here's a picture of the original inks.
And here's all the pieces compiled in Photoshop.

And lastly here is an early rough version of the colors.

And the final. All color layers are under the inks which have a multiply layer filter on them, and then i airbrushed the thrusters out of the back of the ship and added the lens flair on top of the inks layer.
I was very inspired by Jack Kirby's stylistic version of space, and drew allot from his old work on Silver Surfer, Fantastic 4 etc. I also drew allot of inspiration from the colors of Cam Kenedy's work on Star Wars: Dark Empire.

I had just gotten a description for the last episodes cover because I only came on board a few days before it was due but now with the longer episodes that are starting to happen with Defiant it seems the hardest part of the job will be just getting through the script in time. Looking forward to doing my first cover with the characters on episode 26, look for it by the 8th of July.

1 comment:

easily distracted said...

Wow. Those inks are AMAZING.