Thursday, 31 March 2011

One Hundred Years of Solitude...

All the individual elements are finished.... now to figure out how the hell to put them all together and to add finishing touches like highlights etc.... See you monday...

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

redone the harpy eagle too

redone the harpy eagle... added some shadows and highlights and think I have 'fixed' its eyes... now it looks properly evil...

one hundred years of solitude, last three black n white birds...

Now to finish painting the coloured one and then put it all together

Monday, 28 March 2011

edited birds

Ok these are the first three of the 9 birds which will appear on the 100 years of solitude book jacket, the others will be posted over the next couple of days, it was pointed out to me that they looked a little flat in their original forms so hopefully they are better now... and yes, I know that the guinea fowl has appeared on here before but I hope you will agree that is better now that I have re-drawn it.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

last few little birds

A Hoatzin and some other bird that I cannot remember the name of... one more to go and I have all the elements sorted for the book jacket... just to put them together now.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

rough composition

Rough composition... lots still to do but you should get a rough idea of where everything is going to go

Friday, 11 March 2011

Main bird

The central image from my book cover and the only one which will be in full colour, so it should really stand out

This is my first attempt at painting purely digitally as opposed to just touching up... I drew the bird as normal and then got my wacom on... thought it would be nice to push myself in a different direction and find a way of bringing more colour into my work

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Colour tests...

Here are a few quick colour tests... more are already finished and I am working on the final composition... I Think a little colour here and there really will lift the birds off the background.... There was a concern that the image would be hard to read as the birds and the back ground texture would be too similar.... I think that this is a possible solution