This is a cover to the comic book that was included in the Hellboy Animated movie. I liked the style that Sean Galloway had established for the DTV so I was happy to do some covers. My editor at Darkhorse, and "brother from another mother" Scott Allie, said I could inject some of my aesthetics into it and I think it turned out like a pretty interesting amalgam.
When I started the piece, I always want to have a focus, an area that everything points to. In this piece, it's Liz Sherman, she's about to unleash her powers. She's the focus, she's even the actual light source. Remember, your eye will go to the area of highest contrast, so here I made it the flame. My buddy Aron Lusen and I worked together closely on this cover and I love the way it turned out. His colors really tie it all together and paint a believable space.