It's time for me to share a project I've been hard at work on for the past few weeks: a book cover for my good friend Tiana's short story anthology, The Beast in the Bedchamber. I met her on deviantART ten years ago--sharing with her a passion for animals, writing, and classic films--and I was thrilled when she asked me to create the cover for her book. She is a fantastic writer (I had the pleasure of reading each story as she finished it) and a joy to work with. The anthology will be self-published through Amazon, released on April 15! This post will include a direct link to the book once it's out. Keep your eyes peeled.
EDIT, April 15, 2013: Get your copy of The Beast in the Bedchamber here on Amazon!
|Thumbnails drawn from imagination and stock photos.|
^ Digital drafts sketched in Photoshop.
^ Real media drafts: at left, Tombow Dual Brush Pen and white gouache;
at right, black acrylic paint. Both are on sketchbook paper.
|Washing the wall with my hake brush.|
The Beast in the Bedchamber for T. L. Bodine.
Acrylic paint and acrylic ink on cold-press watercolor paper.
A sepia-toned version on the left (contrast fixed in PS without color correction) and a more true-to-life version on the right. Tiana opted for the sepia version, and the type looks great with it! Check it out on her blog post here: http://tlbodine.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-beast-in-bedchamber-cover-reveal.html