Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Eleanor cover

New comic Chew writer (and old pal of mine) John Layman is writing and i'm drawing called Eleanor and the Egret.

Here's an short IGN interview with us talking about it.

Interesting to compare the original art with the finished piece. I did it on watercolor paper, so  it's has  a rough organic texture to it. I kept in various 'flaws' in the girl figure, because i didn't want it to look to slick or perfect.

Dunno if that worked, maybe not. Somewhat "idealized", but hey - i can be proud that she looks a lot less glamorous and more ordinary in the inside pages.

Every woman i draw eventually morphs into Dana's heavier proportions (which is the same body type as Wonder Woman cover girl) . .

. . .  but be it heavier folks, thinner folks, guys or gals,

it's all good. 


Anonymous said...

Wow, I just read the interview (mentioned in this post), it is great.
I felt like I was a fly on the wall enjoying every word.
I'm excited this is coming out THIS April.
The Elinor story line is a very mysterious and interesting premise.
That bird is fantastic, and Elinor is beautiful. Both evoke strong emotions.
THANK YOU for what promises to be a beautiful and great read!

Aaron said...

That title type treatment is so good. Always loved your playing around with text!

juvinwo said...

This looks amazing! I CANNOT WAIT! And Eleanor, what a beautiful lady! Awesome work sam! I will definitely be supporting this!

aquaguava said...

those grey tone shadows on the dress are a step up, nice work

Razorback said...

Great cover!!! Is this a keeper or will you allow one lucky person to take care of it for awhile?