Thursday, October 12, 2006

Digital Painting

I had the opportunity recently to work on a cover for a role playing game to be released soon by a friend of mine. I took the chance to try and create something more "painterly" than I usually do. Most of my color work has a very four-color, comic-book feel to it, with solid black ink lines and at best some color gradients for the fill. Which is fine, I like that look mostly, but I've been itching to do something a little more advanced, that looks like I might've actually painted it. Here is the result.

Overall I think it's up there with the best stuff I've done, but I still have a lot to learn. I think it'd be fun to do some book covers at some point, although I have no clue how you'd get started with something like that.

Anyway, hope you like it.


Sharon said...

Like it? I love it. I guess seeing you in so many other capacities, like spouse, friend, farmer, feeder, etc., seeing your artwork makes me think, "Man, he really is talented and smart, too."

Anonymous said...

That cover leaps off the page. Great dimensions. If I ever get around to my pancake book, I know who'll be the illustrator! Great, GREAT job, Jeff. You've been a busy guy up there in the country!!! -- Denise