Maybe it is just me, but this cover has blown me away. Between the art director, the graphic artist, and the author, they have made me look very good. I feel very blessed to be a part of such a talented and professional team. The front cover illustration is all I contributed. This all looks so good it almost made me cry. It has been a life long dream of mind to become a cover artist. It’s finally coming true in a big way…(tears)
I’ve always wanted to do a Super Hero illustration. So this morning I started this one of Batman. I feel that it came together rather quickly, which was rather surprising. Normally I over work everything in an effort to squeeze every ounce of detail possible out of each piece. I wanted to try to maintain an ethereal feeling with the composition so there is not much detail to try to render.
The Dark Knight (detail)
This my second attempt at a more spontaneous painting style. This is also on a drum head. Actually it’s painted over The Seal Hunter illustration that was about 12 years old. So the fur and feathers are already on the drum. This crusty old dude will be fighting a wolf pack when I’m done with everything.