A Quick Process
Rough 'thumbnail' layouts. The editor liked both, and gave me the choice. I chose the first one, as I think it's good to show eyes on a magazine cover.
And the finished sketch, below.
Sometimes I almost prefer the sketch over the finished art. For this traditional style of magazine art, the pencil shading works really nicely. Perhaps something to try another time.
Thanks for looking, and a tip of the hat to Katsushika Hokusai!