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Copyright & Dedication
Sketch  Color Comp  Painting

This was really just an exercise of sorts.  Because the copyright/dedication spreads are usually just "mood music" there wasn't any part of the narrative intended for this spread.  Ultimately, I just messed around with a winter storm/night sky kind of feeling until it felt right.  Why a winter storm?  I wanted to foreshadow the storm to come.

As you can see from the sketch & color comp, originally there was supposed to be a landscape of night lights visible where the white area is.  After painting the initial layers, I liked the ethereal quality of the white area too much to cover it up!
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