JSA v Kobra #4 Cover Auction
In doing the idol of Hatred from Shazam's Seven Deadly Enemies of Mankind, I wanted to give it a more primitive and coarse feel. Generally, the Enemies are drawn somewhere between a tiki and Grumpy. I used African tribal sculpture and Hellboy covers as inspiration.
My interpretation of Lightning is based on Alex Ross's JSA covers. The logic is a bit different. He paints her as a photo negative of a woman lit from above, with broad glowing areas where shadows should be. I light her (well, me) from below. In effect, Alex makes her an internally glowing coal, and I make her wreathed in light.
This is the only one of the covers where I didn't use any outside model reference. They're all based on me.