This one was a bit involved and I worked on it on and off for a few months before it was complete. Have I mentioned that I love, love, love drawing on Borden and Riley paper for ink pens? It just makes my pencil work look exquisite.
Once I was satisfied with the pencils, I scanned it into the computer and began laying down darker and darker washes.
Finally, I hit it with some color highlights, starpoints and then the titles.
The Dark Lady is a Forsaken Stars Tale, here’s the book description:
Brothers Andre and Volkov Kasper are borrowing the Last Sheila, a creaky old Zanthium Ore arc-jump star freighter, to make a run that will take them near the Delven Homeworld so that they can spread their deceased sister’s ashes at the waterfalls of Ascandia. Upon passing the Indigo Nebula, Volkov sees the impossible–a woman, sans spacesuit, wearing the cosmos like a dress, floating just outside the ship! Andre guesses his brother has been drinking too much fauxdka, but she is far more than a figment of Volkov’s drunken imagination. And she’s not alone…
Set in the Forsaken Stars Universe, the Dark Lady is a self-contained short story with all the thrills, chills and sexiness of the comic. Also contains illustrations and concept art!
You can find “The Dark Lady” here!