domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2012

STALAG-X - Ships



      I show here some concept art for the elements of my new series STALAG-X, written by Kevin J. Anderson & Steven L. Sears, for my current publishers Gestalt Comics.

     These drawings are the concepts for a fighter of the Kraal alien race (you guessed it: they are the villains of the series !). As you can see, this design has to look clearly alien, not human.




          
             And here the concepts for human transport ship, we see in the opening scenes of the series.




            Coming soon: the Kraal alien race concepts !

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              More information about "Stalag-X", go to the blog of Kevin J. Anderson :    
                                 http://kjablog.com/?p=3077

              GESTALT comics : http://www.gestaltcomics.com/


        

DAN SHAMBLE, ZOMBIE P.I. - E-book Cover





I just made this illustration for the E-Book cover of  "DEATH WARMED OVER", the first novel of the cycle of novels "Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I." written by Kevin J. Anderson, the writer with whom I am also working on the series "Stalag-X": http://mikeratera.blogspot.com.es/search/label/Stalag-X

This you see here is the final assembly with the fonts and background has been added behind the character.



 These are the covers for the previous paper versions of the first two novels "Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.":





And here I will show you the steps for this illustration:

1 - The previous sketch, drawn from the ideas of Kevin & the "Dan Shamble" references I have, with lighting and volumes defined in the drawing, which will be very useful for color later.




2 - Once the sketch has been approved by Kevin, this is the line version at which to paint with photoshop. I made ​​some adjustments with respect to the sketch version. The line is a pencil, here I do not use ink.




3 - This is the first color version, done by Yuri Shepherd.




4 - And this is the final color version, after some final modifications to soften the stronger lines, made ​​in collaboration with Nuria Sayago ( My huge thanks to Nuria !)



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For more information on the novels "Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.", go to the blog of Kevin J. Anderson: http://kjablog.com/?p=3215

Yuri Shepherd colorist blog: http://yurishepherdcolorista.blogspot.com.es/

Nuria Sayago colorist portfolio: http://nuriasayago.carbonmade.com/