Saturday, January 2, 2010

Evolution of a Cover [1 of 4]

Here's the preliminary sketch of a future cover for Fantomen. The image, when it comes to The Phantom, is as iconographic as it could be. I hope you like it.
In the next few days, I'll post the following stages of the creation of this cover. There will also be a surprise as per the artist who is going to render it in color. Your comments, as always. are welcome.

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  1. This will be interesting to follow! I look forward to seeing the work progress.

  2. Ecco una cosa di cui un artista in erba come me non ne deve avere mai abbastanza, un bel "making of" !

    lo seguiro con attenzione ma non ti risparmierò le domande anche più stupide...per esempio, che matite usi per gli schizzi ? mine, normali, b, hb ecc.

    Mi piace sapere anche i piccoli dettagli dei maestri del nostro mestiere...
    ("maestri" fa troppo veccchio?)

  3. Thanks for your comments, Andreas and Gio'.
    Please, allow me to answer in English to both of you. The preliminary sketch was drawn with a regular HB pencil on a regular sheet of paper. (A4 format = 8.5 x 11 inches) And... yes, the title "maestro" makes anyone sound too old and stuffy.(In my case... waaay too old and almost embalmed, like a Mummy;-)