These were two fun sketch covers I did at Free Comic Book Day this year on some of my blank “Lords of the Cosmos” #1 sketch variants!
Part one of two of the sketch covers for the Kickstarter to LORDS OF THE COSMOS #1 which you can check out here !
A detour into ancient Chinese Mythology with the fabled “Monkey King”, Sun Wukong, of the tale Journey to the West.
Most of the art for this character is very humanoid, and I wanted to go real monkey, which was visually cool, but really hard with the odd anatomy, especially on the hand-like feet.
This turned out with the low light extreme lights and darks looks that I intended from the pencils. I always have thought the low light night vision images of soldiers were very dramatic, and I wanted to capture that here. The wrecked building silhouette was something I experimented with in the M.D. Geist art I did here a few months ago. This building outline is more of an integral part of the composition on this piece and this time I went farther with that process than I did on the M.D. Geist image. I think the building outlines in solid black technique is a nice new addition to my inking style.