This is the 3rd post in this walkthrough of a cover art commission. I look at the painting process, from the sketch to the final painting. Love’s Call is the second book in the King’s Riders series by C.A Szarek. These are some design notes that came into play when designing the cover art for the book, featuring a red haired woman, a sexy dark haired warrior, a black wolf, and a whole stack of romantic fantasy.
So I had so much fun on Purple, I decided to use the same technique again, this time for the topic “Lace, feathers, leather and fur”. Again, 1 hour in Photoshop. This piece was all about the costume. I was influenced by some of the great Asian game art, and I love having the chance to explore outside standard medieval costumes.
Believe it or not, I got stuck painting jeans and building for about 3 hours Yeah, kind of crazy since mostly no one will care about those things. I haven’t quite figured the balcony. I was going to have it with pretty curly wrought iron details … but the lazy artist is coming out! I’ll […]
Well this was a different angel to the small ACEO I drew and had planed to paint, but I’ve been obsessing over feathers and city buildings for the past two days and I need a break. Still got a bit of work to do as I’ve only blocked in the buildings and clouds, and oh […]
I recently published a commission piece to my galleries called Ipsita & Ruchira. I thought I’d share a little bit of the behind the scenes that goes into a commission. The client contacted me and gave me a very detailed description of her characters, how they looked, thoughts on the background, and then let me […]