Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Style?

Okay, so a little while ago Greg Manchess came to Rexburg to do a seminar and workshop and he did some portfolio reviews. I told him that I thought it would be cool to do some young adult book covers and then he told me that there was absolutely nothing in my portfolio that said publishing. Sooooo... I'm trying to explore some different painting techniques and what not to make it feel more like those super cool young adult book covers. Here's the first in what I'm sure will be a nice, long process.

Any critiques would be extremely helpful. This is just an experiment, so I probably won't change anything, but for future pieces, I would like to streamline my process a bit. So far I've been painting in mostly the same way that I usually do, but subduing the line a lot more. I think it turned out okay, but it took a lot longer than I would have liked. Maybe that's just the way it is.

Anyway, feedback is appreciated as always. Hope you enjoy it.