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    How to Draw this Cover

    Acclaimed 30 Days of Night and Singularity 7 artist BEN TEMPLESMITH allowed Comic Foundry a behind the scenes look at how he created the cover of the book Nothingface.

    In Ben’s Words:
    “First, here’s the drawing I did with marker and a bit of paint, based off a photo I posed for. (And no, I will not show the photo.)…Then … I jiggled and dropped bits of the photo back in over the drawing…Some more progression images … adding textures and stuff, and at the end, a little bit of the dodge tool in (Photoshop). I probably had about 15 layers going for the image as a whole. Flattening them as I went every time I got more than four or so…Added color…And then the type where I intended it to go. Would stand out on a shelf I hope. Enlarged and distorted the mouth a little to make the type fit.”

    Also check out CF’s in-depth interview with Ben HERE.

    all images courtesy of Ben Templesmith and www.templesmitharts.com

    Posted by Tim Leong on February 19th, 2005 filed in Story Archive |

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