The greytone version...
Si continues "That preserves some textural information which adds a bit of tooth to the drawing (pun intended!) There was no separate line-layer, so it ended up a bit more 'painterly' than my usual. I've been doing a lot of experiments on the DrawBridge Blog recently (http://draw-bridge.blogspot.
com/) and as a result I felt more comfortable trying something a bit different."
Of the finished cover, Simon remarked "It's another Dante grinning with his arms folded cover, like the Army of Thieves & Whores cover I did last year. This might be turning into a theme..." Or maybe the character is getting some of his creators traits too - a confidence that can only come from someone at the very top of their game.
Thanks as ever to Simon, it's a beautifully designed cover with a brave style that really works. 'Spectacular' some would say...
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