Super Wizard World Chicago

I had a great time meeting all of you in Chicago! I've been hanging on to this Shrugged #6 cover, but it has already been released as the Wizard World Chicago 2007 variant for the issue, so up it goes!

A little about coloring this cover...

I printed two copies of Micah Gunnell's line art on a board and made a mess with some watercolor. On one copy I did the background textures and foreground on the second copy, then scanned it. I foolishly thought I could drop out the line art if I deleted the black channel in Photoshop. That didn't work, but with a lot of cleaning up I was able to slide the watercolor under the original line art file. A lot of work went into tweaking the colors in Photoshop. The watercolored boards eventually found their way into the round file bin.

Ta-da! Anyway....

Thanks to the people that let me know they come around this blog every now and again. I feel like I messed up a couple of your sketchbooks with my rookie attempts. Next year I'll knock your socks off (well...I'll try really hard to).

I came home to a digital stack of Loners #5 and Shrugged #7 pages so I'll be away coloring those for a while. Wish me luck!


Blogger SoulMan said...

That print and cover are absolutely gorgeous... Wish I could have bought one before they sold out at the cons.

August 30, 2007 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger ericwilliams said...

Hey Beth!
It was a pleasure meeting you, Christina, and JT at Chicago this year. Keep up the great work!

August 31, 2007 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Beth Sotelo said...

soulman: Thanks! Micah sure did draw something purdy for me to color.

ericwilliams: I didn't realize that was our first meeting! It was really nice to see you in real life, even though I didn't know I hadn't. :P

August 31, 2007 at 3:10 PM  

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