Monday, July 19, 2010

BPRD: The Black Goddess #5 cover

Same drill as yesterday...


  1. I really love these making-of materials. It's like to see a bit of the Magic...

    smok! :)

  2. Kevin,

    Echoing Smok's comments, I too love seeing the development of the pieces, from the initial rough doodles to the finished piece. Bud Blake once told me that he found the true magic of his creativity in his roughs, and he forever tried to maintain the energy in them. Great stuff!

  3. scott (the other one)July 19, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    So, the note on sketch: by "background is BLACK," he meant, "background is reddish-orange"? I guess it's kinda six of one, half doze the other.

    I'll never make it as an artist. Your ways are too mysterious.

  4. scott (the other one)July 19, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    "Half doze" also refers to my current state of awakeness.

  5. This looks amazing as always, sir.
    Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful work with the internet masses.

    By the way, did you see that DC is finally releasing Batman: Hidden Treasures?
    It's about half way down the page. Really looking forward to it :D

  6. Scott, I considered making the background solid black but since leaving it open gives the colorist so many more options I decided to leave it white. It probably sounds like a lazy cop out, but if I inked it black and someone decided they wanted to see it in color, the separator would have to create that outline around the figure. If they decided to make it solid black at the last minute it would take just a couple of mouse clicks.

    And of course, I economize on art supplies by not buying all that extra ink so I've got that going for me.

    Chris, thanks for the tip! I hadn't seen the Newarama solicitation. Hope it really does make it to print this time. By the way, I've been following your blog and seeing some amazing work there. I'm particularly fond of this one:

  7. Rob, I agree wholeheartedly with Bud Blake's comment about the sketches. That's where it all happens!

  8. Gosh. Thanks a ton, sir. I really appreciate the kind words.