Monthly Archives: April 2011

First showing

We had our Full Sail Computer Animation staff art show last night and it went over really well.  We have such a collection of talented artists with amazingly diverse styles.  Naturally, I showed my finished cover painting which went over … Continue reading

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Playing with the title fonts

I’ve started playing with the fonts for the title now.  This is close to how I’m envisioning it.  I’m still seeing something a little more with the title but this is the rough spacing and shape I’m seeing.  Maybe working … Continue reading

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Finished Painted Cover

The large format scanner we use at work is a dream!  These scans turned out better than I had ever hoped they would!  I did have to scan in 4 sections and piece it together.  Guess it is a good thing … Continue reading

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Applying my color to the canvas

After sealing the charcoal with fixative, I set to work using a heavy gel medium to layer in my brush texture.  Once that dried, I applied my acrylic washes to give myself a base color, that unifying blue-green seen in … Continue reading

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color studies

I’ve taken a photo of the image and went to work doing a series of color studies.  I always like to have a roadmap for where I want my painting to end up.  It may seem like a lot of work … Continue reading

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A slight adjustment to the story

I’ve decided to subtly merge the idea of Atlantis with the Innsmouth tale from the Lovecraftian mythos.  Being a fan of Lovecraft from my late childhood, it isn’t a stretch to see the Altanteans subtly altering into the changed folk of Innsmouth, … Continue reading

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Redesign of the book cover

So the idea has gradually morphed into an idea for a book series… a whole host of adventures with Ruby saving the day.  Entirely self-confident and resourceful in the face of daunting odds, Ruby will take on Atlantis, then maybe … Continue reading

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