Anonymous said: Do you ink and color your own covers? That shading in the "The Fade Out" cover is gorgeous
I ink, and then in some cases provide basic shadows, but then Matt Wilson usually colours them.
Here’s what I sent to Matt this time. This is further than I would usually go - I normally just do the basic shading on the face - but as I had a very specific idea of lighting on this one, and the deadline was tight, so I wanted to make Matt’s life easier.
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“Oh yeah,” Walter agreed. “That still happens occasionally. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, nothing I’m drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.’ And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn’t look good to you anymore, it’s because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you’ve made a leap in your own craft. That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn’t draw anymore.