Friday, March 03, 2006

Phoenix New Times - Murder City Series

This is my third in an on-going series of covers for the Phoenix New Times illustrating stories from the homicide reporter's beat. They're some of the most interesting pieces I get to do .

My initial rough sketch and inked drawing.

The final version. Regarding the surface treatments , and the tonal rendering , it's a bit of a departure for me.

Finished up this piece early , so I went back and started playing with some of the elements and came up with another version which was more graphic , and flat, with a tip of the hat to those 50's trashy crime novels. Enjoy!


Francisco said...

Great pieces. Thanks for sharing the process ;)
I agree, the final one is much more attractive and stylish.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the work.

James said...

Dom, is that a digital sketch?
I like both finals but there's something about the first that is very pleasing texture wise. Have to hook up soon :)

Take care

Dominic Bugatto said...

Yup, the sketch is def digital. While it has its advantages , digtal sketching can lack the warmth of a traditional pencil one. Sometimes I just find it quicker.

Thanks for stopping by. TTYSoon

Pablo said...

Nice work, Hombre.
Hey - that car looks familiar! :)

Dominic Bugatto said...

Thanks man.

Do you mean the car in the Mar 7th posting ? if so , you're correct, it's Carter's ;)

Cheers, Dom