As Leigh is busy erm... celebrating, he asked if I'd step in to show the cover process for his excellent Aquila cover for Prog 1797. Naturally, to reflect the mood of the female population now that he is legally unavailable, the artist chose the image of a distraught, angry woman to adorn this commemorative cover.
Below we see his cover rough, I love the energy and sense of motion in this image, so dynamic!
Chariot of Pieces!
With 'Cover Rough B' approved by the mighty one, Leigh refined the image with these beautiful pencils...
Boadicea gets a strike!
Leading lines aplenty give this cover a great sense of motion!
And finally the painted cover. Leigh mentioned in his blog post for the cover of Prog 1793 that he is currently adding an ink wash to his work to add texture to the final image, it looks like he repeated the process here.
There are some lovely touches here, particularly the lighting effects and the dust clouds being kicked up by the horses, brilliant!
Iceni-one still alive?
And here's how it looked on the prog, complete with awful tag line! I must say, part of the joy of doing this blog is thinking up the cheesy 'headline' and this one was a bugger, so hat's off to the 2000AD boys for 'Chariots of Ire!'