Fresh from Photoshop, here is my latest book cover design called Night Soldier:
For this sci-fi rendering I decided to do something a little bit different. The idea is for the reader to be drawn in by the eyes of the two soldiers, and then have a think about what's going on with the rest of the image.
There are several influences going on here with this illustration, from Aliens to Rouge Trooper. The pointy 'elf' ears were a total spur of the minute idea that came to me as I was painting the female soldiers hair. I'm not sure why I did it as it wasn't planned, I guess it seemed like an idea at the time, and so I changed her already 'normal' rendered ears into more pointy ones, and I really like it, so the change stayed. Along with the title, I believe pointy ears and the look of the two soldiers skin and eyes gives a solid nod to fantasy characters as well as sci-fi - Which is cool.
Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2016