I was going through a box of blank sketch covers and came across a Green Lantern one. Finding it gave me the chance to paint a sketch cover inspired by Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern crossover graphic novel that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now, especially with the 1968 Planet of the Apes movie being one of my favorites. Below is the process to painting stage 1.

I started this stage by filling in the background area with Copic Black Marker. Then I masked off the logo area and figure. From there I took 1/2″ & 1″ cheap exterior house painting brushes and layered in the blue & black until the cloud effect was achieved. Next I used Liquitex free‚ÄĘstyle splatter brush to create the star field. Lastly I added burst and glow fx to various stars to finish off this stage.

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