UY #158 Cover Step-by-Step Apr 28, 2016 12:01:53 GMT -5 shaxper likes this Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by usagigoya on Apr 28, 2016 12:01:53 GMT -5 Stan Sakai (on Facebook) said:April 26, 2016I had sent in the cover of UY 158. It was drawn on 2-ply, 500 series, 11x17inch cold press Strathmore Bristol with a 10x15.5 image area. The story is The Fate of the Elders. Usagi has to escort a woman to a distant mountain to reunite with her husband.Roughs done with 3mm 2H mechanical pencils. I am just using basic shapes to lay out figures. The background was to be some bushes along the riverside and distant mountains.Firming up the pencils with a 5mm HB lead. I changed the background to some river reeds as it looked to make a more interesting back drop.The border was ruled with a 3.5 mechanical pen. Figures inked with a well broken in Koh-i-Noor ArtPen, using the old formula of Badger Black Opaque ink.Reeds inked with a newer, stiffer Koh-i-Noor ArtPen.Erased, and some blacks were filled in.I whitened out a part of a bad guy's sword to push it behind the reed blade to give the scene another layer of depth. Textures added, and the art is finished.