For my first SPHERE cover the underlying story I created for myself… is that the hero is a person who works in the city but who seeks the peace in the countryside. But he also enjoys to invite his friends to a proper party.
I started this job by taking… some reference photos of a person holding a magazine, to make sure the pose worked. I then drew the house based on an ordinary two-point perspective. I put it all together and then it was time to go digital. This is a lengthy process where I try out different colour palettes and move things around to see what works best. At the end of the process I dropped the party goers in place.