Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spider Cover Illustration: Feb. 2013

Digitally Colored Drawing, 2013
(the full image without cropping)

     I couldn't be happier about my cover for the February issue of Spider magazine.  The color and contrast quality along with that wonderful glossy luster had me beaming for a week.  They did a fabulous job with this illustration and matched my colors as well as (if not better than) anything I've had printed before.

 Spider Magazine, February 2013

Here are some of the layers that go into creating the final image.

 Shadow Layer

Local Colors

Optical Layer 
(glowing flowers, sparkles, etc.)

Highlights Layer