What you are looking at here is a color sketch for M. B. Mooney”s book The Living Stone. This is just a concept sketch and doesn’t necessarily represent the final piece with any great deal of accuracy. Though this helps me get a feel for what the author and publisher are looking for. When I was at The St. Louis Museum of Art a couple of weeks ago I couldn’t help but notice the vast number of drawing’s that one particular artist rendered just produce one finished work of art. All too often in our modern age we skip some steps in an effort to get to final piece. A fellow artist asked me how looking at all those preliminary drawings made me feel. I said, “Lazy.”
Detail of the color sketch, this gonna be a cool book cover if I do say so myself!