Friday, April 23, 2010

And Another...

Here, of course, is the comp for the final LeChuck's Revenge painting. Looks like I hadn't yet thought of the idea of the dead bird plume and what is Elaine doing there besides looking like a man? It appears I reversed the values of the clouds and sky for additional eeriness and tried punching up the phoney baloney lighting on the figures. All in all a handy exercise I guess.

Gouache 7X10

--Starchie

11 comments:

AndyBundy said...

plus the monkey doesn't smile.

Lehman said...

The final version is a true masterpiece.

Lehman said...

Oh, and I like better the hand gesture on the final, too. Anger!

Sam Nielson said...

This cover was so memorable to me as a kid. It's really interesting to see its development and how much thought went into all the elements.

Dennys82 said...

...simply wonderful!

Johnny Walker said...

My favourite cover of yours. Just wonderful.

Junaid said...

Very cool to see this version compared to the final one. Also compared to what they did with the Special Edition cover, I'll take man-Elaine anytime!

Charles Santoso said...

I love this cover so much.. it brought me a wonderful memory of my childhood. Thanks for sharing, Steve.

skallian said...

The best cover in the world.
Genious

pablO said...

Finally I found your blog. I admire you so much. I grew up watching your pictures while playing Monkey Island and that is priceless to me. Thank you for being one of the guys who made me want to be a cartoonist.
Greetings from Argentina!

Am said...

Favorite game and cover. Love this one !