In panel 1, I wanted to have radiating shadows from Archon and the marching soldiers, but I didn’t want to cross hatch them.
I asked my editor, Bob Schreck, how to accomplish doing shadows as color shapes.
He said I should draw them on an overlay and the editorial staff would combine them in post. These are the stages of the process.
This is page 3 for "The Mark" issue 4, volume 2, otherwise known as "The Mark In America", published by Dark Horse Comics in March 1994. Written by Mike Barr, Drawn by Brad Rader