A book cover project for illustration class. Garth Nix's Lirael
, in the scene where she's preparing to face the Stilken.
I really enjoyed doing this! I think this is also one of the better paintings I've done ...though teacher didn't think so e__e but she's always like that...
, and sure there's some things I could still fix or change, but I didn't want to mess with it too much more (I already had to fix a bit in Photoshop since the colors in the photo were off, and I wanted to enhance some other things). I'm still pretty satisfied. And if you haven't read the Abhorsen
series by Garth Nix, DO IT!! It's a great read.
Done in Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Soft Press 300lb paper. (with minor correction in PS)
I still have 2 other covers I might finish. I should be posting the color sketches for all 3 soon (ex: Lirael would be on the front, the tree is on the spine of the book, and the lurking Stilken is on the back cover, if you were wondering about the comp.)
Lirael © Garth Nix
Art by me