Sunday, October 13, 2019
Back Cover, Finished Illustration
I finished painting the back cover today. It was originally intended to be the front cover but after a critique, it was suggested that I make a new front cover where the hero is standing instead of sliding on his back. Painting this illustration went fairly smoothly, there are a lot of opaques in this one - the fire and dust are almost completely opaque. It is much harder to paint smooth flames using transparent paint. With opaque paint I can get much smoother and softer blends with the flames. Quite a bit of adjustment layers in the scan since yellow-oranges always create an issue. The scan matches the original fairly well. Only two more illustrations to go!!