Friday, March 18, 2016

Max Covers 35-38

It's been a while since I updated this blog with illustrations of my daughter's RPG summaries. Each one is a work of art and I admire the process she undertakes to design them. Here are a couple of "behind the scenes thoughts" for the most recent ones.

Issue 35 was challenging for the artist to depict a leaping large cat with someone riding it. She also wanted to avoid the "too grey" colour palette so she experimented with purples and violets.

The artist really liked this cover because of its use of a speech bubble for the title of the issue. She had seen this done on real comic covers and wanted to try it.

This is another "imaginary" cover for a scenario that never happened. The artist likes how each character has her significant items included on "her side" of the room.

For the first time in a long while, the artist who drew the scene did not do the inking and/or colouring. (I did.) She wrestled with what moment to portray - she was initially going to show the interrogation scene at the police station - but settled with this conflict.

The yellow background was unique, but worked with the Chinese New Year colour scheme to match the plot. Someone else did the inking and colouring for this cover. 

The artist missed doing her own inking and colouring so she did this cover. This was a pretty short adventure but the cover is quite dynamic. The red/pink background was not done previously, and even though she's done "floating heads" covers before, she liked how this one was arranged (note the female/male pattern as well as the compared/contrasted reactions of the characters). The pink floor is a stylized brain.

We're on adventure #42 and I'm looking forward to seeing the new covers!

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