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On his blog, J.H. Williams III breaks down his cover process for June’s Batwoman #10, the penultimate chapter of the “To Drown the World” story arc that finds Kate Kane ambushed by Killer Croc.
“The goal was to keep things almost monochrome, or a limited palette. Placing all of the focus on Batwoman through color use,” Williams writes. “And on the encircling villains I used only simple grey textures, just enough to darken the image, while retaining the graphic quality of that portion of the cover. And then by leaving the background white and digitally painting white fades over the edges of the villains gives this very nice tunnel effect, Batwoman emerging from the light into the threatening darkness …”
Visit Williams’ blog to see his ful process. Batwoman #10 goes on sale June 20.