Man, I can believe that forgot to post this piece. Cover pencils for "Rookie" #1 by Big Dog Ink & Bluerainbow Online that debuted at New York Comic Con this past October.
The idea here was again to create a 50's style Gil Elvgren image with heavy focus on the central figure and imply a simple background that blends and/or fades away into the surrounding canvas. Being that this image is now several months old to me, looking back I see somethings that I could have done differently to more accurately achieve that effect.
Originally we planned to do an alternate version with the character blowing a bubble gum bubble but that version was never used. The end result of that felt a bit distracting and in my personal opinion took focus away from other parts of the image.
Pencils by: me (Mike DeBalfo)
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