Book 3 Cover Process #3

Previously, on the Saga of the Cover Art:

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This is actually the character’s natural skin tone.  However, we can’t have that!  He’s a necromancer wearing a corpse-body, after all, so he needs to look a bit less lively.

Except without looking dead, since he’s good at faking life.  Which means us flailing at colors to try to make him look pallid or stark.

02colorcheck103colorcheckAfter some more color-adjustment on the face, it had to be done on the hands!

04new hand

And then the tinkering began.

TOO MUCH HONEYCOMB.

All right, well….stucco!

05gadamstucco

THAT IS NOT THE RIGHT HAND COLOR.

This?

07taxdayshaiTOO PEACHY.

SEE?

08compare

All right, have this.  And your beads.

09taxdayshai3YAY BEADS.

And now…

Hair and clothes!

10wom3april20ahairmessNO THE HAIR IS SLIGHTLY WRONG I DEMAND YOU CHANGE IT.

….how is it wrong?

11wom3april20ahairmess-tweakIT’S A TINY BIT TOO LONG ON THAT SIDE AND THE FLYAWAYS ARE TOO FLYAWAY.  ALSO THIS IS HOW I DRAW HIM AS A TINY CUTE THING.

….’kay…

ALSO WHY IS HIS EAR A PLAIN FLESHY TAB?

…because…I’m not there yet…

12badearsTHAT’S NOT WHAT EARS LOOK LIKE!

I WILL EDIT IT!

13wom3april20chairmess--earacheYes dear.  (That’s really not helpful.)

YOU’RE WELCOME!

14progress4-22Are you happy now?

IT MAKES HIS JAW LOOK BIGGER.

….

….

….

I ACCEPT THIS.  DON’T KILL ME.

‘Kay.  On to the throne and stuff.

15testingagainI LIKE THE TEXTURE BUT I WANT MORE STUFF ON IT.  LIKE THIS.

16sun-throneALSO THOSE ARE NOT PENIS ARM-RESTS, I’M JUST BAD AT ART.

…’kay.

17robe stuffALSO THERE’S A THING WRONG OVER HERE.

Noted.

Here, have this.

18thronestuffWAT?

Just kidding.

HOW ABOUT WE FORGET THE SUN THING I JUST DREW AND USE THE WINGY THING FROM THE SPINE OF THE FIRST BOOK?

Done.

19wingthingthroneOKAY THAT’S COOL BUT I HAVE MORE AWESOME IDEAS FOR HOW TO COMPLICATE YOUR LIFE SOME MORE.

Oh joy.

20wingthingthrone-ideaAll right, I can do that.  How about this–

ALREADY EDITING IT!

21wingthingthrone1--coral suckers maybeWhat followed was a dark time of dicking with the goddamn throne shape.  A time that still has not entirely come to an end.

22dickingwiththethrone

WHILE YOU DO THAT, IMA FIND US A BACKGROUND!  HERE, THIS IS VAGUELY WHAT IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE!

23mockup2Yes dear.  Meanwhile, have some more tentacles.

24throne flailCOOL.  I’M GONNA EDIT IT SOME MORE.

*sigh*

25throne embossing editsWhile you do that, I’ll fiddle around with the mockup myself.

…hmm….

…hmhmhmm….

This looks right.

26splintrBookCover6x9_BW_540rYEAH THAT BASICALLY DESCRIBES THE BOOK.

Can we go back to the clothing now?  The throne hurts my head.

YAH SURE.

27tuesday291aprilI HAVE SOME EDITS.

Oh god.

28tuesday291april -- tweaksI MEAN, HE COULD LEVITATE IF HE WANTED TO, I GUESS…

No, no, I’ve got it.

29trimYAY!  BUT…UM…  I’M GONNA GO BACK ON THAT WHOLE ‘DEFORMING THE UPPER WINGS’ THING I WAS INTO BEFORE.  CAN YOU REDO IT?

….

30WoM3-4-29-2015bUH, WHAT’S THAT?

31crystal(Or, to take it directly from our chat-log:)

31.5 crystalFine, fine.  You’re no fun at all.

32WoM3-4-29-2015eWE STILL NEED TO ADJUST THE THRONE-BACK.  AND THE TENTACLES.  AND MAKE A FLOOR.

I know, but it’s past midnight.  Howwww aboooout….you go and find some reference pictures and figure out something you would like, and we can start again in the morning?

OKAY!  😀

 

To be concluded…

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About H. Anthe Davis

Worldbuilder. Self-published writer.
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4 Responses to Book 3 Cover Process #3

  1. Fascinating to watch the evolution.

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