Comic Cover Comps

Hey all, two comic cover comps I did for the open project in Groff's class. I guess you might call them concept art for my story as it develops. The first one is a giant alien pod that some soldiers have come across after a cataclysmic event, they're gona try to crack it open. I was trying to make them look cautious and more focused on an ambush than being focused on the pod, Groff thought I should make them reacting to the pod more but I don't know, Should I stand my ground on that one? The second one is what the find in the pod and take back to a lad at some classified location im sure. I wanted to make the baby look like all this scarey equipment doesnt fase him in the least bit, sort of being mysterious to grab the attention of potential readers. Class mates picked that one over the pod, but I need to start doing pieces with depth and more than one figure to beef up the ol-portfolio. I dont know, let me know what yall think before I make any decisions. PEACE!


Dave Armstrong said...

I think I have to agree with the classmates. I'm diggin that baby.

D.R. Hovey said...

For your portfolio just go for strong images. Don't force a bad painting for the requirements. The baby is stronger on all points.

Jeff Lance said...

The cover should be able to stand alone from the story. Because we don't really know what's going on with the story yet, having the figures not paying attention to the huge pod in the background seems odd. Also not as dynamic.

I'm digging the baby as well. Though right now it kinda looks like he's holding a vibrator.

D.R. Hovey said...

hahaha. ew.

Mike Puncekar said...

I agree that reacting to the pod should be the main focus. Not only to let the audience know that it's important, but to give it a sense of mystery. But one guy should still be watching their back... maybe even just looking back over his shoulder ignoring his duties.

As it stands the baby one is also my favorite, but with some tweaking to make the other more dramatic I could love them both equally. Both need some sense of stronger light. Your stuff tends to be pretty dark, I'm left squinting. The baby could use like one little spot light, or the light shinning from the opening in the pod door.

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