Comic Cover Contest
July 9, 2009
- Project Date:September 24, 2006
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For my contest entry, I wanted to do something different from inevitable Marvel and DC entries. While looking for old sci-fi covers, I came upon this wonderful archive and this cover in particular. It was Sci-Fi, it was classic, it had a pair of relatively simply figures and it had a good hook.
Little green tentacle aliens! Aren't they great? They were just what I needed to make the cover memorable. In actuality, I only made four of these little guys, then took photos of them from multiple angles. After some clipping and quite a bit of copy-and-paste the composition was complete. And only four little hobbits had to die.
The big thing that holds me back on Minimate customization is faces. I just can't seem to make good, authentic-looking Minimate faces. You can put tons of effort into painting and sculpting, but if the face isn't right, the Minimate isn't right. There's a definite knack to it and I'm envious of those with the talent. You know who you are.
There were so many great contest entries, I was surprised I came in third out of nearly thirty covers. Looking over all the excellent entries again, I think it's time to do another one of these contests. Although I'm not volunteering to run it. :)