Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Cover art project - Drabblecast #3

I got an e-mail on Friday from the art director of the Drabblecast asking if I'd like to do another piece of cover art for them. I am TOTALLY on board for that !

The episode is another Trifecta episode ( number 23 in fact ), which has three stories by different authors on a common theme. I was initially drawn to doing something based on a story about moths, but then I read the last story - in which giant alien spiders play a central role.

Here's the starting sketch :

Early days - but I'm feeling good about this one !

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dunesteef Cover Art - 'Linger' - Finished ( I think )

... and it's done. At least provisionally. I might tweek the text a little more, but I'm fairly happy with it.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dunesteef Cover Art - 'Linger' - More colour

Had some time today to work on the cover art. Mostly I've been adding colour to the 'man' :

I've been trying to overlay a image of a skull over the face of the guy ( it makes sense in the context of the story ) with limited success. I'll carry on working on that.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dunesteef Cover Art - 'Linger'

I'm currently producing a piece of audio fiction for the Dunesteef podcast. It only just occured to me that part of that production would be sourcing some cover art for it. I considered asking a friend of mine to have a try at it, but in the end I had a decent idea - so I've decided to do it myself.

First - I vectored out a bit of a cityscape :

 Next - I coloured it :

Then - I outlined a 'man in a hoodie' pic I found online : 

Then I added it into the city scene, and got rid of the outline / colour behind it with a layer mask : 

 Then - some snowfall :

That's it so far. I still have to colour in the man figure, give him a face ( of sorts ), and add in the title / author text and the podcast logo.

Shouldn't take me too long !