keeping on with the Starlord theme, I found some steps from what is probably one of my favorite covers I ever did.
1) was the sketch. since this was my first gig for marvel, I wanted the sketch to look super nice, colors and all. I usually only go this far with a sketch when I have really want to sell an idea instead of showing the client multiple options.
2)the concept of the “bruce willis” jumping & shooting was asked for and approved, but the sketch was very undynamic and left alot of useless negative space, so when going to the prelim drawing for the painting I worked this out.
3) the pencil drawing with PS “blocked in” colors. I used to do this before I go into painter.