This was the first cover I ever illustrated for Street Sense's publication. Initially I was caught off guard when the editor-in-chief asked me to illustrate something given my lack of experience, but then jumped at the opportunity. He started by describing the cover story in some detail with me. We then brainstormed together and came up with the general concept. The next step was illustrating a rough draft in blue. I then tweaked the design while inking. Finally, I added color and produced the final cover.
If I’m not figuring out how something works, I’m probably in the process of getting it to work.