this is the cover for Wanderer & Poet an upcoming Graphic Novel that will be released online this may. this is the final color image below are some of the steps that led to it.
now that you've seen the final image here is its start. i began with this rough sketch in Photoshop. not overly detailed but it has the bare bones of the final image.
here is the image after its been worked on a bit. the detail is there and I've added in the logo for the book. however the line work is still a little course.
here is the final version of the line work. I've cleaned up the image a bit and laid in the contour in a manner I'm happy with. now it just needs to be painted. this image was done entirely in Photoshop.