Client: Vertigo/ DC Comics
Media: Media: Pencil, PITT Pen and COPIC marker on Strathmore Drawing paper, then colored with Adobe Photoshop CS2.
This is the wraparound cover to Bill Willingham's FAIREST, coming soon from Vertigo/DC Comics. It's the new new FABLES spinoff book, and I'm the regular cover artist. I've been a FABLES fan for a while now, and am really excited to be a contributor now!
This one was WORK, I mus say, and not for the reasons you might think... When I do regular covers for a book, it usually takes me 5-7 covers before I figure out how I like to portray the main character.
On THIS cover, I had to commit to how I would portray, what, 13 characters? 'Ugh!' and "Oh, no!'
I'm not going to name all the characters portrayed here, because sharp-eyed FABLES fans seem to be having too much fun trying to guess all of them!
Too bad the lighting's all wrong.
Sometimes the light is not thought in the source but in the meaning.
Illuminating what you want show clearly, or to give certain intention.
The way someone displays the shadow and light can also be caracteristic of its style : )
What are you smoking?
Your statement is BOTH confusing and wrong.
The scene is lit INCORRECTLY... End of story.
You have dedicated light sources coming from the far left (hallway) and two from the right (lamp and headboard).
The center of this work should be bathed in shadow (not BLACK but shaded), nobody should be "top lit" since there's no dedicated light on the celling and NOTHING should be front lit as there is no light in the front.
Were these all drawn and shaded separate and then arranged (like a collage) later?
If you were to shade them together (on the same page) it would have better flow.
To be able to see the faces clearly is more important to the success of the illustration than life-like tonal range, specially considering that this is a fantasy scene.
An artist of the level of Adam Hughes doesn't make mistakes, only choices.
"Disliked by you" ≠ "wrong"
The scene is incorrectly lite, your making excuses for him when he CAN defend himself AND he does make mistakes.
And the whole: "Disliked by you" ≠ "wrong"... by using the not equals sign, you're saying that I am right.
Let me explain it in terms you can understand:
If you don't like it, it doesn't mean it's wrong. In fact there is no "wrong" in art, only choices.
Cinderella (with Dorothy's Shoes)
You're getting closer to realizing your true potential every day, bub. Now we either need more men... or maybe some dildos. Anyone bring the lube?