Thursday, July 01, 2010

Messages from Marz: Admiring the "Sunset"

After we kicked around the concept, Luke produced the three roughs you see above. We ended up picking the one with more of an iconic/propaganda composition, reflecting Russian proletarian art. Luke rendered the cover in his tonal pencil style, the same style he employs for Samurai: Heaven and Earth. The tonal style is more painstaking and time-consuming than simply penciling to be inked, but I think the results speak for themselves.

The other planned covers for Russian Sunset were to have been by Cully Hamner, Brian Stelfreeze and Darryl Banks. And at some point, maybe they still will be.

See all the images here.

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