A treasure trove of art tutorials!

Art

Looking for a tutorial on how to digitally paint trees for my book cover, I stumbled upon a collection of excellent digital painting tutorials that cover things a little off the beaten path–like painting over photos to make backgrounds and color grading. They’re by Mclelun and you can see some of them here:

http://www.mclelun.com/p/tutorial.html

Click on the “Tutorial” tag link on that page to see all the helpful tuts!

 

Goat Book Cover WIP 2

Art

Digitally painted image of a woman laughing

This is Will. She’s the Capramancer, a mage who speaks with the magical goats and coordinates with them so they can rescue mages lost in the aether.

There’s a lot of elements on this book cover, so it’s taking me some time…Slow and steady wins the race (and perhaps makes a cool poster to sell later). I liked how this turned out (I think; it’s a massive improvement over the rough), but probably will make some corrections later. OTOH it reads well on the full cover, since it isn’t very big.

Off to take a break!