Friday, October 03, 2014

Wedding Comicbook Cover

Every once in a while a things line up perfectly on an assignment. The right client, the right subject, the right style, the right amount of time and the right amount of dollars. Illustration is a business. This illustration fit all those slots. Just as I was finishing up a bunch of loose ends, I got an email asking if I would do a cover for Visit Seattle, The Official Destination Marketing Organization, that showed a Gay couple that has won a wedding package in Seattle. Part of that package is a comic book cover, since as it turns out they are both comic book fans.
Drawing the couple was fun. I got to return to a style that is easy and exciting for me. I had to focus a bit on the hands. I can still hear my mentor saying, " What's with the big papery hands!?"
The challenge was the background, yet another drawing of Seattle. It took a bit of discipline to stay dedicated to that. What helped was deciding to play around with shapes and highlights, to create that glowy Emerald City at night feeling.  You can see it when you're there but it's not easy to capture in a comic. But I'm happy with the results! As I hope the Groom and Groom are.


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