March 2, 2012

The Hunger Games for Boston Phoenix

Hey friends,

I did the cover for this week's Boston Phoenix, and it was a really great project.

Everybody keeps telling me how great the book "The Hunger Games" is, so I'll definitely have a read this summer.  And girls with deadly bow and arrow skillz are always a plus.

original digital prelim

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss

Brought her Entertainment Weekly pic into Photoshop, desaturated and upped the contrast to see where her tones are.  Better for me to get a likeness that way.

Printed out the approved sketch, inked it directly on the lightbox, and colored in Photoshop.  Below are some different color options.


  1. Aw man, your stuff is so cool -- great work!

  2. That's a really cool project! Lucky you who got to do a cover about Hunger Games :D I've also heard lots about HG being amazing but I still haven't been able to read it, however it seems like a good female character so I'm positive haha.

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately I'm a very SLOW reader, it takes me a long time to finish a book, my shelf is so backed up!

  3. This is so sweet, and she looks super fierce! I'm loving all your work~

  4. Gorgeous!!! I LOOOVE the way you color! skillllzzz