18x27, oil on illustration board. Client: Night Shade Books
read this book, was good, great art. : )
Damn, This is just epic!
That tile must've been a pain to do, wait, did you do it by hand, or is it an image you spliced in?
Yeah, painted by hand. This one wasn't too bad. For the sequels, I started using more complex patterns and by comparison this one was nice and relaxing
This is a fun cover! I just ran across the book, and this cover is what caught my attention long enough to read it.
Realistic style here so nice!!! You're my idol ^^
love how you painted her arm
Congrats on your Spectrum win with this! Well deserved and just fantastic work!
The pattern is incredible. I don't have the patience to rock that. This is just beautiful. His cloak is lovely against the sharp edges of her body.
Very nice, I love it
you're nuts, but in a good way.
Fantastic work. I hope the book this goes with does the cover justice!
yeah, it was really a pleasure to read, which is nice because reading for a job when you're not into the book can be pretty tedious. Just about to start on the sequel, looking forward to it
the pattern so classic!! same with my woven bamboo in my old house
i'm wondering about the pattern too it's perfect!
thanks! see the other comment about the pattern
This is crazy good.
How on earth did u do that pattern on the background ?????
It's a basic grid with a repeating pattern, and the sides which are slightly angled are moving towards a vanishing point. I started by putting it down in pencil (how I start with everything in my paintings) and then putting an acrylic monochrome over top. I started in oils over that and worked just flat wall tones, then added the dark squares in wet (the acrylic showed through enough to see where they should go) and finished with the grout lines making sure to leave some lighter than others for more realism. The important part is a solid and correct drawing to start. Still kind of meticulous, but not quite as maddening as it looks
All that detailing the the background is crazy, that must've taken a long time