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Admira Wijaya creates our new cover

Dynamic lighting and a love of technology ensure that DC's latest illustrator, Admira Wijaya, is the right choice to paint issue 93's sci-fi mech cover!

Work begins as Admira brainstorms a pose that will work on our cover. Mechs are a difficult form to read, so he adds the focus of a female pilot. Now we need to choose a pose. We settle on one that’s dynamic, but doesn’t clutter the masthead (the bit that says ImagineFX in big letters). 

Admira Wijaya mech sketches
Admira submitted three thumbnail sketches for us to choose from.

We place the rough sketch on our cover and begin to experiment with the placement of cover lines, noticing how Admira’s humanoid mech design sits against the masthead. The use of the pilot ensures that the image has a focal point to build our cover design around.

Admira’s final painting is amazing – so good in fact, that we need to rejig our design so as not to cover up the detailed mech elements and fiery environment. His take on a near-future emergency vehicle makes for a stunning cover!

rough cover 93
We choose the third sketch and begin working up a rough cover.

Admira’s final painting is amazing – so good in fact, that we need to rejig our design so as not to cover up the detailed mech elements and fiery environment. His take on a near-future emergency vehicle makes for a stunning cover!

final cover 93
The final cover features some subtle design elements to enhance Admira's art.

You can see the text free subscriber exclusive cover on our Forum now, and join in the conversation! What do you think of Admira's cover for our latest issue? 

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