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Black Widow Avengers 7 Cover by RichardCox Black Widow Avengers 7 Cover by RichardCox
A part of a Heroes Con 2012 pre-con commission, this Black Widow is Copic markers, white ink, and colored pencil on a sketch cover Avengers #7.

These covers can be really hit or miss in regards to how well they take Copic markers, and even ink. I think it has something to do with the sheen or gloss on the board. And it varies from run to run. In fact, I know artists who flat-out won't do sketch covers as a result. The Avengers #7 stock is a toughie. not the worst, not the best. It takes longer (because of the coating on the board) for ink to dry, and the same coating makes a good scan tough to get. Blending is harder as well, but you can help it out a great deal through the use of colored pencils to assist in the blending. All-in-all, it was a fun challenge and turned out pretty well. :)
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Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
i think this is awesome
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Freeezz Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
HOLY CRAP!!! Rich that's AMAZING.
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RichardCox Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Patrick!
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illust888 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Truth!!! I did like 10 of these back to back on FCBD, and I was ready to curse a blue streak. Unfortunately I was surrounded by 10 yr. olds. LOL. They were stilll fun to do though =P
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RichardCox Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's fun doing them, but man, I wish the paper were consistent from cover run to cover run
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frankjp Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Great job, those covers are tough.
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RichardCox Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! They sure can be.
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