My friend, Donna Whalley, was the model and did several poses for me.
This is the drawing that Mark liked the most. He had some additions - that I add a city onto the piece for Earth that was being lifted, that she have a manic smile on her face, and that there should be a raging fire behind her.
This is the revised pencil I sent him.
When I do a painting, I usually start with a marker comp to get a feel for the direction that I'm going in. When I sent this to Mark, he decided that we should loose the fire in the background and just go with fire-like colors.
I paint with gouache and started with a black and white value study.
Once satisfied with the b/w piece, I added color to it. This is the finished painting.
And here is the finished cover. Gargantarama #14, which appeared on the flip side of Femforce # 151, March 2010.