Sunday, March 4, 2012

Original Art Sundays no. 117: Surrealist Cowgirls cover

Back in the saddle, in so many ways.
On my birthday, I finished the inks for this piece.
Here's the original layout, with the logo block on the bottom.
After some Photoshop dinkery, here's the revised layout with the title in place and completely lettered. The typeface is called Bleeding Cowboys, and it's one of those limited use decorative fonts that's worthless for anything except select instances. Luckily for moi, this is one such instance.
This is almost exactly what I envisioned for this cover. Very happy, or as Whalliam would think, "happy."
I love the ropey text of the word "surrealist". I want to keep the sky simple as opposed to dropping in my usual absurdist elements- this one is about the mood and the characters. Think Charles Russell meets the Fleischer Brothers!
I'm working on adding color and dropping in my company logo, numbering and pricing indicia. But rather than keep folks waiting any longer, I'm posting it as a Work in Progress.
Next: a Tranny Towers page.