Monday, August 29, 2005

Redesigning Heaven and Hell

I know a lot of people out there have been belly aching about the lack of images on the enblog. Well, here's something to tide you over until I can get more comic pages done.

I've been commissioned to work on reproducing a Black Sabbath album cover, but in poster size format. I imagine the original was done in watercolor, but I'm not good enough at watercolor to pull off the flat areas of color created in the original. Maybe someday, but not today.

So this will be an acrylic painting, done on masonite. I'm hoping to put up progress images to show everyone how something like this is done (at least by me). Right now I'm in the preliminary approval stages, so I basically did the job in Photoshop so that I can show the buyer what they'll be looking at if I do the job, give or take some brushstrokes here or there.

This is the original album art, scanned from the CD sleeve.

You'll notice that the right angel is missing a lot of her wing and there is a tip of the left angel's shoe cropped off. So, in Photoshop, I recreated those missing parts into the format the buyer is looking for.

We'll see how things go from here. Post you later!