JLA Classified 52
Here is the cover for JLA Classified issue 52. These are being done out of order for solicitation purposes. I'm working on the cover for issue 54 now, and I will jump back for issues 51 and 53, which will complete the arc.
For those who might be interested in how one of these covers comes together, I have included some images of the different stages of production. First, I submit a sketch, sometimes based on the editor's suggestion, or sometimes based on my own ideas after reading the script. In this case, I submitted 2 sketches, one of the editor's concept, the other my own (I only posted my own, as we might still use the other one later). Editorial favored my take, and I was given the green light to produce the final.
I went to work straightaway on the full-size board without any other roughs because I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do, and I was a little pressed for time. I drew the entire piece in blue pencil, then went straight to inks, employing technical pens for most of the job.
I have posted the drawing as it actually looks after scanning, and then the cleaned-up line art after removing the blue lines in Photoshop and adjusting the levels for a pure black line.
All of the color was produced in Photoshop. The cover was completed over the course of two days.