Open Studio 6/26/12 RC 2 Colored Cover

Here's a look at the effects that I went with on the cover for issue 2. You'll see that I pulled Max up into the foreground so we could see him better. I'm having fun with this one!
Love,
Micah
Rough colors for cover of Issue 2
As it turns out, I did all that work on a lo-res, 72 bpi file that I'd shrunk to show things here. So, all those tats are pretty much wasted effort.
On the upside, with the much higher resolution, I can make much cleaner looking tattoos. So, here is the new image. I've moved the bullet to a chamber position (per Chaleen's request) and am now able to comfortably fit in a 7-bullet clip. What do you think? The new way or the old? What looks better to you guys?
Love, Micah

 

The bigger Max is great, the color scheme is great. And, once again, Chaleen is right. The bullet in the chamber is a great way to show the menace here. Of course, this means that Kav has to step up Max's look inside teh book... unless you guys want to collaborate on that.

-Josh

man i love the glowing tats.  I assume they change etc.  but i like the one better where the bullet is hovering over his hand.

-kav

Note on the glowing, moving, changing tats. They only glow when they are "active". Most times, they look like normal tattoos. -Josh

right but they're active here on this cover right?  lemme know when you want me to start issue 5.

-kav

I say start it right away. Strike while the iron is hot. -Josh

ok check out the db dude.  ps I still need $100 for the last 5 pages.  Pay me when you can but we move forward.  Nothing can stop potential energy once it's been converted to kinetic.

-kav

Sending it right away. I hope you don't mind that I need to be reminded about when I owe you money. -Josh

I dont mind as the same thing happens with me and magnus!  He always has to remind me and I'm a pretty alert guy!  Ps I have up to page 13 done-those are just the pages 1-7 currently in DB

-kav

Hey, Kav...do you have an image that you used for reference on this cover? I'm trying to work out my shadows for Hourglass and I'm drawing a blank on her right leg. Post it if you still got it. Thanks!

I dont even remember what that came from dude-sorry

-kav

Love,
Micah