By Jim Beard
A unique series like MARVEL HER-OES, arriving April 14, calls for unique artists to delineate its characters, and that's where Craig Rousseau and Sara Pichelli come in.
Rousseau, penciler on HER-OES, and Pichelli, rocking the covers beginning with issue #2, opened up their sketchbooks to give Marvel readers a rare glimpse into their design process. It's all your favorite heroines, including She-
First up: Craig Rousseau. Take it away, Craig!
Next, Sara Pichelli stepped in to design those covers and provide as much fun with the exteriors as on the interiors. Tell us all about it, Sara!
"When I have to draw a cover I usually have to send a preliminary sketch of the cover for the editor's approval," she says. "At this point I usually feel embarrassed because when I draw something the final image is far, far away from the first idea I had in mind when I started it! So I have to keep in mind the sketch I sent to the editors and make myself respect it!"
|Pichelli: "In this piece I decided to set the cover in a green field with flowers because I really needed something that could help me to understand that the hand is not a giant's, but it's just the Wasp who became smaller!"|
|Pichelli: "My first idea was to draw the hand in silhouette with a hard light behind it, but it was too dark and it didn't fit well with the target of this book."|
|Pichelli: "In this step, my editor and I were trying to figure out the right poses of the girls! Actually my editor was giving me a good telling-off because I had drawn the girls too sexy, and they are teenagers here!"|
|Pichelli: "I had a lot of fun in creating the first home-made costumes of the heroines! I'm so proud of them, especially of the Wasp's!"|
|Pichelli: "In this piece I was trying to communicate the power of the fight without forgetting that they are young girls. In fact their body language should be different from that of an adult-it was a good challenge! And I love the suit I drew on Namora-I want one for me!"|
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