Monday, April 26, 2010

Creating a Riot!

Riot Shell #1 Cover Contest Entry © Nicita Designs c/o
By Corey Breen

Riot Shell #1 Cover Contest Entry © Nicita Designs c/o
By Corey Breen

Riot Shell #1 Cover Contest Entry © Nicita Designs c/o
By Corey Breen
Pencil & Photoshop

The above covers are for Comic Idol Online's contest to create the cover to issue #1. The winner gets his/ her artwork on the actual cover to the first issue. The contest has been going on all month, and I decided to throw my hat in the ring and enter. This was a really fun piece to do, actually. I didn't ink it at all, just played around with levels and digitally inked it, touched it up, and finally colored it all up in Photoshop. I payed around big time with filters, especially the mechanical arm, and finally settled on the chrome like filter, "bas relief".

This was a really great idea by Nicita Designs and if you go check them out on their Blog and Facebook page, you will see a lot of really great entries. Below is the contest entry form, Riot Shell #0 cover used as reference, and the entry text.

Hope you like it!


Riot Shell #1 Cover Contest Entry Form © Nicita Designs c/o

Riot Shell #0 © Nicita Designs c/o

Riot Shell #1 Cover Contest Upgraded

Riot Shell is an all NEW online comic series, created and inspired by Adrian Nicita (from Nicita Design). Riot Shell revolves around a woman who can transform her arm into any kind of weapon she desires. Nicita Designs and Comic Idol have put together a 7 page preview (#0) as a jump on point and the best part is...the rest is up to... FANS!

The next phase will begin with an online contest (starting May) where anyone can take part by simply submitting their completed comic page to continue the story. Contestants will be given a certain time span to create and upload their page and then the voting begins, which allows the story to progress via the choice of the readers themselves!

After the revealing of the winner of the pin up Contest winner (whose art will be featured in #0) it was announced that a new contest was set into plan. The new prize was to be featured as the cover artist to Riot Shell #1.

After an overwhelming response however, after the start of the contest in the beginning of March, Adrian decided to Upgrade The Contest.

The winner of this contest still gets their artwork put on the cover and goes down in Riot Shell history as the cover artist for the FIRST explosive issue!
However, the FIVE Runner ups will see their artwork featured as Chapter Art for each 6-page chapter!

Download the high resolution logos to give your cover the look and feel the official product:


Enter as many times as you want with as many styles as you like there are no restrictions

Contest closes 30th April, 2010.

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