Desktop magazine cover
Back in March I posted some heroes and villains which I drew and helped design for Desktop magazine's CREATE awards. For the upcoming September issue I was invited back to illustrate the superheroes again, this time for their awards flip cover. Thanks to the trusting people over at Desktop I was given a lot of freedom for the cover, so I chose to draw my favourite of the heroes, the tattooed punk chick 'Berangèr' (or as I like to call her, 'Inkstain'). In the tattooey swirl on the right I incorporated symbols which represented all of the other characters, some are obvious and some are pretty obscure (fourteen in all, see if you can identify them).
This was inked once again with my Pentel brush pen and coloured in Photoshop. For the spattery airbrushed colouring I used one of my custom brushes, (#3 in Set 6, which I just discovered was coincidentally titled 'Ink Stain 3'. Ha!). If you haven't checked them out already, you can download my free brushes here.
Also check out here, for the rough, colour comp and pencil stages.
Below is how the issue looks with title and blurb. Currently for sale in Australia all of September.