This illustration was made to become the album cover for a local metal band (LAID IN STONE) I had met a few months back. The concept however, was not my own. I was given by the band a rough layout and basic color theme to work with. As seen in the picture below, I started by re-drawing all the elements of the basic layout and making them much more dynamic looking then what was seen in the rough. One final pencil drawing later, I scanned it in the computer and went to work in photo-shop.
This illustration became to be what I believe to be one of my strongest illustrations I have ever done. The concept, dynamic anatomy and over all comic book look made this project one of my most favorite pieces to work on.
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