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Project JKF-1: The Bull In The Basement Book Cover

April 3, 2018

Digital Art

This book cover piece is for a John Fulton short story called “The Bull In The Basement”.

For this one I experimented with a major change in my workflow, namely, I skipped the line drawing phase and went straight into painting shapes.

Here are the thumbnail sketches I did for idea generation:

I’ve been finding that doing studies is so useful, so here’s a few more:

This is the major change in my workflow, no line drawing, straight into painting shapes:

I couldn’t resist a few lines here:

On this occasion shape painting probably increased my speed by about 30%.  Sounds too good to be true.  Let’s see if it works again on the next piece!


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Tried out a glazing technique where I applied acrylic paint in many translucent layers.

Over a year ago I was asked to do a painting during a church service. I failed to finish during the service so finished it off over the next year or so. Acrylics on canvas 30inches x 24inches.
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