[Adi Granov's cover art for ImagineFX 97]
Diving onto the disc we get a suite of screenshots (plus the video) of Adi crafting the piece and even the final PSD and brush assets etc. The vid, even without audio commentary, is gorgeous to watch as we see the process beginning to end with all the corrections and adjustments along the way. I like how he isn't afraid to grab a chunk of the image and reposition, scale or rotate it - he moved their heads a few times even. Seeing the rough outlines suddenly find tone in just a handful of brush strokes is lovely to watch. Here are a few of screengrabs from the video that hint at the full process.
[screengrabs from Adi Granov's video for the creation of the ImagineFX 97 cover]
ImagineFX Issue 97 lays out even more X-Goodness inside as well as a whole spread of pages devoted to the hero of the moment, Superman himself including Jim Lee's return in Superman Unchained.
[Superman Unchained cover by Jim Lee via the DC site]