March 5, 2007

Left: Fables 62 sketch, graphite on bond 5.5 x 8.5". Right: Fables 62 comp, Photoshop CS2, 5.5 x 8.5", 300dpi.

After reading through the script to Fables 62, I was inspired by a moment in the story that was quite peaceful and meditative. The absence of tension seems anathema to comic book covers, so it was a challenge to make the image interesting and striking.

> Fables 62 Painting, acrylic on Rives BFK, 15 x 22".

I loved painting the soap and reflections in the water. The lily pads allude to the amphibian nature of Ambrose (the Frog Prince), who is undergoing a baptism of sorts.

> Fables 62, Photoshop CS2, 7.5 x 10.5 in. 600 dpi.

A few color adjustments later, the cover is finished.