I'm coming to the end of my current art project, which is to illustrate several sample book cover designs for my portfolio, and much like buses, nothing for a few days and then three come along all at once (it has been an odd sort of a week).
The first one is a re-work of a re-work called Night Soldiers:
This is the final artwork for a cover I've been working on that I just couldn't seem to get right.
|Original cover artwork - Sort of!|
The first rendering I really didn't like, so I clocked the image back a few layers and started again, and I still wasn't happy but decided to move on. Then the cover started to bug me, so I decided after a few days away from working on any art to take another stab at it, however, this time starting from scratch - much happier now.
The next sample cover is a fantasy design called Clash of Fire:
Originally the concept was to have a barbarian woman, a bit like Red Sonja, on the skull pile. Then I decided to take a different approach and actually put sensible armour on the female character and make her into a knight.
The final cover for today is a spaceship design called Eternal Hunter:
With this image I simple flipped the standard of alien spaceship chasing human spaceship and had the humans chase the aliens instead. This is a pretty simple design that I had to be careful not to get to get carried away adding to much detail to the spaceships - a bad habit I have from time-to-time.
That's it for now, only three, maybe a fourth, to go.
Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2016