I created this illustration for issue #26 of S!CK Magazine, a really awesome pop-culture news magazine based out of France. For this issue, the S!CK team asked me to create a wrap-around cover based on a new design of one of the Colossi from the PS2 video game, Shadow of the Colossus. 
The gang over at S!CK Magazine were very enthusiastic about this cover, because they are huge fans of the game. The design idea and inspiration behind the look of the Colossus came from Yoann Villars, the Lead Editor for S!CK Magazine. He wanted the Colossus to be similar in look to Fujin, the Japanese God of Wind. This one was a lot of fun to create because I got to illustrate a version of the Colossi that no one had seen before! 
The cover idea was originally conceived by the team at S!CK Magazine, and once again they provided me with a rough layout idea, color palette, and reference pages already keyed out for the issue. They wanted the cover illustration to really tie into the design and layout of the corresponding article within the magazine, and everything looked amazing in this issue because of their planning ahead!
Links to S!CK Magazine are below, so you can check out this amazing magazine
for yourself! (FYI: the sites are in French by default)

Below is a 10-minute time-lapse video that shows me creating the art for the cover:
Below is the full art created for the wrap-around cover, along with several cover sketch roughs and the black and white line work that were generated.
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