... as I have said before, there is nothing BETTER for creativity sometimes than a really crappy deadline!!! ...I had to turn this cover around FAST, I think I penciled and inked it one night, AND colored it the next day in about one hour, maybe two! ...I had to be smart with my time, so I REALLY had to edit my thinking and streamline the whole thing.
As anybody that knows me, I tend to OVERTHINK my work a lot of the times, and because of that, it can be either too busy, or well, over-thought... in this case I didn't have that luxury, so I approached this thing more like 'graphic design' than anything else, and the colors in the same way.
Brian (Azzarello) and I agreed early on using the two 'Deathblow stripes' as a unifying element on ALL the covers, and this one was giving me a hard time at first... should it be graffiti on the backwall? Maybe he has two wounds and the blood..? etc etc... then I realized that the lasers would be a perfect excuse to create the iconic lines.
This is probably the cover that I'm he most satisfied with so far, so once again, a damn, evil deadline was my best friend! (^_^)
Take care y'alls!