Thanks a lot.
Thanks, and sorry .
It's entirely possible. If you compare the ref to the painting you can see how I moved stuff around for composiitonal reasons, and rather than rework the perspective I just hoped if it was painted well enough no one would notice .Originally Posted by Red_Rook
Generally when I'm doing cover sketches I try to leave the top third or so pretty clear, but if I come up with a compositon that lends itself to a differnt type treatment I'll suggest it. For the Magic series, for instance, the type runs through the center of all the covers. Sometimes the client will give me a cover design using my rough sketch for type placement, and I can take that into account for the final.Originally Posted by Red_Rook
They're not actually pieces of glass, although I know it could be clearer. In the book the kids discover a puzzle that, when put together into a picture of dragons, transports each of them to a different time and place. So the dragon is supposed to be coming apart into pieces, but not shattering.Originally Posted by Arctis
I know exactly what you mean.
Thanks, and you're welcome.
You're right, the texture of the palm of the hand could have been played down a little.Originally Posted by Mort
The fast drying time of acrylics makes them convenient for underpainting, while the longer open time of oils allows for more refined blending and paint handling.Originally Posted by Denart
Well, the book was originally published in the seventies, so I was trying for something that could be now, could be then. I guess that averages out to the 90's .Originally Posted by Denart
She is supposed to be rising, but it's the Lady of the Lake, so her magic allows her to come out of the water bone dry . (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)Originally Posted by nonie
Thank you, and please, feel free to add anything helpful, at any time.
No problem . As I said, I often play fast and loose with perspective for compositional reasons, and hope the piece works well enough that people won't notice/care. Fall of Night actually has a lot of that going on, if you want to look for it.Originally Posted by MoP