Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1

Hey,

Dark Horse's new solicitations are out, and if you've seen them you may have noticed I'm doing variant covers for a new Mass Effect series called "Homeworlds" .

Since they've released the cover image, and since this blog is essentially my online"sketchbook", I figured I'd share some of the process behind it.

I should start out by saying that the image used for the solicitation is not the final image, as I'll be tweaking the sky for the final comic. Also this cover is one of four covers that will make up one big image.

So, when the series is complete, you'll be able to butt all four covers together for a huge panoramic shot. Each cover will feature a different member of the game's cast set in front of a destroyed London backdrop.

A TON of work is going into this, which I'll share when I can. I'm excited to show you the final product, but we'll have to wait a few months for that.






Some pictures from the blitz of London I used as inspiration for the covers.



best,
Mike


8 comments:

Giovanni Valletta said...

Did you do the colors as well?
Looks fantastic, man. Great Job!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Whoa, that is really sharp.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, guys! I appreciate the love :-)

Giovanni, yes I did the colors.

best,
Mike

R. George R. said...

Real sharp! Mike, will these be your first variant covers for a series where you didn’t draw the interiors?

Mr. Hawthorne said...

R. George - Yes, actually. One of the few times I've been JUST the cover artist too. Kinda nice not to be able to focus all my attention on one image.

Glad you dig it. Thanks!

Mike

Patrick said...

Love the reference photos you did to really hone in on the damage and destruction. Nice looking cover. Shame no interiors but still, your art is your art.

Thanks for sharing.

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

This is incredible, Mike. Stunning work.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Doc. Means a lot coming from you, man :-)