In September, DC Comics is doing another month of 3D lenticular covers. I was asked to do a number of covers but could only do 2 because of scheduling. So I chose the cover for BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS. Here is a look at the digital line art.
For this cover, I was asked to do a take on the classic Carmine Infantino Batman and Robin cover, but this time, Robin would be replaced by the RIDDLER!
Carmine Infantino's Classic Batman and Robin image that has been homaged 1000 times by other artists.
My idea was to take the basic layout, but give a few little changes to make it my own. I decided I wanted a little more "twist" to Batman and to make the cape a bit more epic and large.
Here is the final image with just Batman. In order to make the image look 3D, I needed to draw everything on separate layers. So the foreground is one layer, the chimney, The characters, even the cape, and the background.
Here is the final image with the Riddler added. The clouds are all hand drawn with my fingers on scrap paper and then scanned into the image.
Awesome Colors by Brad Anderson
Here is the final 3D'd mockup for the cover! Looks great!
Rough Layout of Slide 1. Batman with Cape in batcave
Slide 2: Batman with back brace and Army of Batmen!
Final colors by Brad Anderson!