I'm really happy with how this one came out. I had to do some practicing to rebuild some inking skills to get this one rolling and it really payed off, I think. This final version has a "cool" feeling. It's underground, it's damp and dark. It's a little scary.
My very first pass at color looked like:
This looks basically the same, but there's a little too much warmth here. I added a blue tint - the same blue that's coloring Aengus' robe. Last week I was in an elementary school art class and the students were learning about tints - specifically blue - and it dawned on me to make the cover feel nice and cool I should do the exact same thing.
It's wild where we find our influences.
Well, I'll talk to you tomorrow with more pages!