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Batwoman 2…

Sunday February 13th 2011, 10:24 pm

Here is the basic run down of the second issue cover.

Original version done using Zig millennium pens, ink brush work, Copic greytones, Holbein gouache paints…
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Then that was scanned into photoshop for digital color of the black and white portions. This was a purposeful choice because I wanted for the two sections of art to have drastically different looks. One style above the water line and another below. This helped add to the surreal unnerving quality of the image…
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Then final text and logo placement…
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11 Comments so far
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awesome work sir! when will this be coming out? tnx

Comment by Geebee 02.14.11 @ 7:26 am

Thanks for taking the time to show the process JH, if you care to disclose…how long did it take from sketch to completion? thanks alot

Comment by steven 02.14.11 @ 11:15 am

I second Steven’s question about the time involved! Honestly, your covers come out looking like the paintings I see in museums that took months and months of work back in the day.

I cannot wait to read the stories behind the covers!

Comment by SoldierHawk 02.14.11 @ 12:45 pm

Hey there Geebee
Thanks very much

Comment by jwh3 02.14.11 @ 12:52 pm

Hello steven and SoldierHawk
I’d say the process took around 2 days or so, hard to remember specifically, but usually covers fully executed by me for color and everything can be up to 3 days of work depending on the complexity.

Comment by jwh3 02.14.11 @ 12:55 pm

The second I had stumbled upon this I knew it would an instant favorite of mine!

The effect, the whole thing is just so striking. It’s such a contrast to the typical comic books you see on the shelves.

Comment by Aria 02.14.11 @ 8:36 pm

Holy Smokes… Wow !!!

Can’t wait to get these issues in my hands!!

Well done, J3, well done!

Comment by Pam 02.15.11 @ 4:19 am

Hello Aria
Thank you very much. I really think this image works best because it’s such a simple idea. But but done from a surreal point of view. A good horror image I think. I’ve seen plenty of superhero comics tackle horror images before, but they never seem feel like classic horror, too polished or something, not sure.

Comment by jwh3 02.15.11 @ 7:47 pm

Hey there Pam
Thrilled that you enjoy this new piece. Really trying to stretch what can be expected from this series.

Comment by jwh3 02.15.11 @ 7:48 pm

Oh my God. That cover is stunning. Are you appearing at any Cons this year?

Comment by Tajvia 03.02.11 @ 8:55 am

Hey there Tajvia
Thanks very much. Unfortunately I will not be doing any shows this year, there just isn’t any time in the schedule. I will most likely be doing a couple closer to home store appearances sometime soon.

Comment by jwh3 03.04.11 @ 1:41 am



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