Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tales From the Crypt #40
I found a jpg file of the original black and white pen and ink art for this Jack Davis (master I am not worthy) cover on the internet. It seemed like a good exercise to color it up without looking at how the original published comic's cover, to the lower left, had been completed. I didn't want to stray too far from how an EC comic book cover done in the 1950s might look; but I do have more subtle shading and hues than was done then. I also seemed to use fewer warm colors than the printed cover.