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The Daylight War cover…

October 14, 2012 2 comments

So, Peter V. Brett author of the Demon Cycle series is having another contest over at his website (it ends October 15th, 2012 so work fast if you want to enter), this time it is the: Make your own Daylight War cover contest. So I decided to enter, which meant that I would have to draw something. So here is the breakdown on the final cover. I mainly use my old Photoshop program for simple photo editing so this was a bit of a change for me working with multiple layers and transparencies.

I started with a drawing of two of the main characters in the series. After finishing the drawing I scanned it into the computer and cleaned up then I saved it as a transparent PNG file for later.

Daylight War Drawing

Next was to find a background, so going through my photo’s I found this picture that I took back in August.

Original Photo

I then tweaked the image in Photoshop and created this watercolor like effect with a touch of HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Altered Background

After that I overlaid the original drawing and cropped the background image to fit. I then did some further editing to the layers in Photoshop to adjust the image and then inserted one more layer for the title. After it was all said and done the final image was created and submitted to the contest and Mr. Brett.

Final Cover

I received a tweet from Mr. Brett, he seemed to like it, so I am hoping I win! But after seeing some of the other entries I think I may be in trouble.

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

UPDATE: I have been notified that I am one of the winners! Very Cool!

Final rendition BF109-G Pin-Up…

February 2, 2012 1 comment

Next in the Series: BF109-G. Image is 11″ X 15″ on Stonehenge Paper 250Gsm – White. Coloured with PrismaColor Premier Pencil Crayons. I sure hope these scan better when I take them in. Photo’s are really not getting the colours and details right. At least this is a change from the other posts…LOL!

Final rendition P51 Mustang Pin-Up…

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Next in the Series: P51 Mustang. Image is 11″ X 15″ on Stonehenge Paper 250Gsm – White. Coloured with PrismaColor Premier Pencil Crayons. I seem to be getting a bit quicker and a bit smoother the more drawing I do. Colouring is getting easier as well. Reference photo had the red part of outfit originally as a plaid but I could not maintain a small enough tip on the pencil crayon to duplicate properly.

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

Final rendition of P38 & Pin-up…

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment

So here is the final rendition of the P38 Lightning and Pin-up drawing, hope to get a scan of the image later, but it is just a bit to big for my scanner so I will have to get it done locally. Image is 11″ X 15″ on Stonehenge Paper 250Gsm – White. Coloured with PrismaColor Premier Pencil Crayons.

P51 Mustang picture is next on the drawing board for colouring.

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

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