|The Water Thief|
Process 1 - The Thumbnails
Process 2 - Experiment
Process 3 - Refinement of Ideas
To be honest I skipped these steps as I was inspired while working on the Little Mermaid
Process 4 - Rough
Process 5 - Cover Rough
Process 6 - Detailed Pencil Drawing
Unfortunately I didn't have access to a scanner at this point so I had to make do with my cheap digital camera and bad lighting... plus I forgot to take a photo of the detailed sketch so this image is the earliest capture I could get. As you can see, I originally painted the nymph as only clad in a leather thong.
Here are some progress shots.
Process 7 - The Finished Painting
Process 8 - With Text Treatment
This is what I ended up submitting to the Artorder Challenge. The text submission divided the juror's opinions;
hmm i guess i am the voice of dissension on this topic, but i disagree, i don't think you should put type on pieces unless you want to be judged on the type as well as the art. in this case it would be fine to have done the blue framing because it is important to the layout of the bubbles, and have left it at that.
I think it really helps sell the image as a book cover when you take the time to mock it up.
I particularly like the effort made for the cover layout. It makes for a very interesting graphic design.
Next week - Asteria Nymph of the Stars.