Was honored when the rest of the gang agreed to partake in this month of forever winter. Seeing other peoples interpretation of the characters you’ve created is just so awesome, even more so when you have the insanely talented friends that I do.
I figured there was no better place to start then with the main character of the book, James. I’m glad it took so long for me to finish the first issue and major rewrites, because I think James is much stronger now then he was in the earlier drafts. Although he only appears briefly in the second issue (spoiler?) I’m looking forward to drawing the scene he is in.
About the card:
When it came time for the second printing of the first issue I considered (briefly) about drawing a different cover. I ended up deciding to stick with the original cover because I think it works really well, and all my sketches kind of took off on the same idea.
I thought if I did a new cover I would get either Jesse or Kansas to work their color magic on it. If you’d allow me to get sidetracked from my previous sidetrack, working nights and my factory never closing during blizzards, I drive home in a lot of snow storms and the snow always has this peach look to it. (I’m no scientist, I imagine its from the way the light hits it)
Was rereading astonishing xmen last week and saw that the colorist actually handled snow in this manner and it reminded me to give it a try on this card, so I put away my light cerulean blue and broke out some peaches and warm colors and went to town.
there ya go, hope you enjoy the rest of NovemBRRR, I know I will