posted by Process Recess at 6:07 PM
Great piece James!.
I have a question about the Fables covers:obviously there are similarities between the inside content and the cover, such as the Prince Charming Poster and the wallpaper on the pinnochio cover. Is the interior art done first, or the cover, or is there a simultaneous exchange of ideas?
Anon - Most of the time, the cover is designed first. It's always a pleasure to see Mark Buckingham adopt some of the cover elements. In addition to the covers you mentioned, I also designed the Emperor. But the crucial story elements are mostly designed by the interior artist.
Great to see your work oline and in a blog James!!! I'm a big fan of your work, love process recess, such a source of inspiration!!! you're so talented, I love your sketches, your different techniques, the confidence you have in your line...all amazing!
Hey James, I see your prelims all the time, then the finals on rives Bfk. Do you lightbox the prelim? I've tried lightboxing onto rives bfk and to my suprise it's been kind of difficult to see through (bristol goes through just fine).Anyways, just kind of curious. Love your stuff, man. Always an inspiration.
Stef- Thanks for the kind words! Great work on your blog, I especially like the figure paintings.Sam - Yup, it's close to impossible to lightbox Rives BFK :) I copy and enlarge the sketch and transfer it with Saral wax-free transfer paper.
Great piece, sir!What kind of advice do you have for struggling art students? Anything specific, besides lots of practice?
Hey Mal, besides practice, one needs to be familiar with art history and various modes of expression. Knowledge is far more valuable than brute force, though the latter can be pretty convincing at times.
James, Stunning piece. I'm a big Maiden fan and this is one of the best Eddie interpretations I've seen.Love your work on Fables, too. One of the reasons I'm picking up single issues vs. trades are your covers!Best,Rob
wow, great work. after countless interpretations of eddie this is by far my favorite. you really bring him to life. all of your work is amazing.
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