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Work in Progress! Cover art to “Bystle Vale”! Step 2-Digital preliminary work…

bystlevale_digitaltone

 

What we have here is a digital pass of gray tone that allows me to map out my lighting for the scene.

This is, perhaps, darker than I intend to go when painting gets underway, but the main shapes are present and it has given me plenty of ideas to consider when moving forward.

bystlevale_colorpass

 

Working atop my rough gray treatment of the scene, I have begun to play with the color palette for my future painting. The warmth of our heroes clothing will read well against a cooler and lighter palette of background colors.

I am also playing with the potential use of dappled light coming down through the high canopy of the forest.

The early stages of a painting are often the most fun for me as they present so much potential and so many possible directions.

So far so good! I have been hard at work on the actual underpainting for this cover and will share that on the blog tomorrow.

Stay tuned!

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This is the cover art to a new fantasy novel by C.Parker Garlitz and Jason F.Smith.

The book is entitled, “Bystle Vale” and is the first in a seven part series of novels.

To learn more about the upcoming series, head on over to The Cult of Yex !

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To see what came before, head over to:

Work in Progress! Cover art to “Bystle Vale”! Step 1–Drawing on tracing parchment.

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