horror compilation cover

Hello everyone. I have finished my cover art for my horror compilation graphic novel. I waited until the end to do the cover but honestly I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do to. I had a lot of great ideas. The cover is for a 20 page book with two stories that will be going on sale with Amazon as soon as it’s complete. I am finishing the colors and edits at this time.

Please enjoy and let me know what you think. I have also included a time lapse video sample of my drawing process.

The cover for my new book.

The Fall of Winter – Spring is Finally Here

fall of winter

The Fall of Winter – Spring is Finally Here

fall of winter

The fall of winter is upon us. The sun blasts its heat our way while the denizens of the cold run in fright. Their world already melting under the warmer temperatures that are indicative of this time of year. The cleansing heat renews the land and prepares for new life to grow along the landscapes. Flowers slowly come out of their bunkers built to fend off the snow. Dandelions sprout out as scouts to make sure the cold is far away and pass the messages to the roses and daffodils that it is safe to grow once more. The birds that come back ensure the area is clear of the snow people that guarded the snow covered grass keeping it at bay. The insects, once frozen in their homes, are revived to explore a brand new world once more.

Ghostly Orb Forest

Ever walk into a forest and see ghostly orbs fly around you? This is what it might look like if you do. I imagine a lot of activity all at once as if an energy burst is suddenly being released until finally pulsating out of existence.

This piece was designed in black and white to create a spooky mood accentuating the darkness and shadow of the night. The orbs are a bright contrasting white so they are able to communicate their presence, movement, and let everyone know they are there.

This piece was designed using Clip Studio Paint and consists of four layers. The initial pencil layer was later converted to detail layer toward the end of completing the piece. The other layers are an ink layer, background layer, and shadows layer.

To create a more 3 dimensional appearance, elements of shadows and highlights were placed throughout all of the layers with a proper amount of blending where needed to fuse the elements together.

The trees were created with a thick inking brush with fine detailing afterward. A tree texture tool was used to give more of a bark look to the skin of the tree. This also allows for more interesting shadows as they were placed with an air brush tool.

The bushes in the foreground were created with an ink wash set to a grey tone much like taking a sponge to a piece of paper with ink. Just enough texture to provide the look of bushes without much more but it helps to frame the piece together.

In the background I placed a slow moving mist moving throughout the trees again to provide some more depth and make it seem as though the orbs were traveling through the woods.

The far background has a number of different tree and grass designs making it seem dark and very difficult to find your way through.

Hope you enjoy this piece…be sure not to get lost should you enter the woods alone and unafraid.