Step 1: "I started by priming my illustration board (which is basically just really thick paper that artists can paint on). Using a mixture of white, grey and pink primer, I created an irregular surface with bold brushwork and splattering that would hopefully provide some textural interest for the subsequent painting," the artist says of the first step. / Dan Dos Santos

Artist Dan Dos Santos Creates The Cover For 'Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #3' (6)