The note from penciller, Matt Haley, at the bottom reads: "Drew-texture the heck outta this one!". So I did. The dark grassy areas were slightly indicated in the pencil stage, so I took the ball and ran with it, doing many tiny brush strokes, building into the black. I drybrushed the areas around the rose pedals. I did a criss-cross fade on the tombstone before adding splats on selective areas. Either the editor or Matt requested that I add rain, so I managed to restrain myself and draw a light rain in perspective. Too much rain would've been overkill for an already ornate cover. The flat line in the shape of Nightwing was strictly a color hold placement for a shadow.