The Twelve, No. 11

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I don't think this cover's been solicited yet, but I thought I'd share. The series, The Twelve, has taken a break as of late (which has actually been a relief for me, schedule-wise). There's only one more cover left to do, but I probably won't get to it until next year.

This sketch is in vine charcoal, my preferred medium at this scale (11 x 17 inches).

With this cover, I skipped the sketch phase and just went straight to the digital color study. I knew that I wanted to paint a U-Boat and a red sky, so I didn't mess around with prelims—just dove right in.

And if all goes well, I may be painting more U-boats in the coming year...

Have a good weekend!


  1. color and pose have a nice pulp-ish Startling Stories kind of feel, good job.


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