Here’s the final cover for this week’s Santa Fe Reporter that features my illustration, with headline and text in place. I thought they did a really great job with the design on this one - the banner is pretty cool, and the illustration is still the focus, which is nice.
There was a little bit of pressure working on this one, not just because the deadline was super short (just a few days), but apparently Mr. Martin lives in the Santa Fe area, and might actually see it - so capturing a favourable likeness was a priority for me.
Although I like the cropping on the final cover (which is how it looked in the sketches), I wanted to do a big version for myself, if only for posterity, which I’ve included here (and was already posted, sorry for the duplication). I’ve also included the black & white line drawing, for those who might be interested.