I was asked to contribute a special cover for the first issue of Superman Unchained, and I quickly sketched out some ideas for Mark Chiarello at DC Comics to choose from.
The first thumbnail was chosen, though they wanted the image flopped from left to right. Also, Cat Grant was left out because she was kind of squeezed in there in the sketch.
I enlarged the thumbnail up to 11 x17 inches, and then refined it via the light-box onto 2 ply Strathmore paper stock. Inked with a Hunt #102 pen tip as well as a Pitt brush pen for thicker lines using Pelikan yellow label black drawing ink.
As I was on another tight deadline at the time, I somehow got this done on a Saturday evening with no trouble. As with all drawings, there are things I'd like to fix, but it's as good as it can be, in the time allowed:) That's the motto for anyone working with fixed deadlines. Always try to do better next time, and be happy you made the deadline.
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