This is another book cover for my project with John Fulton. John’s short story is called “The View From The Window”.
This time I wanted to tweak my process a bit by taking more time with the construction early on. It also gave me a chance to get to grips with the perspective ruler feature in Clip Studio Paint (which I really liked as it turns out).
Here’s the initial construction from basic forms:
Here’s the full line drawing:
The colour block-in phase:
And the low res final version:
I think for the next piece I will push for a bigger contrast in brightness values right from the paint block-in phase. Maybe something like 20% to 80% right from the beginning. Then I can push to 5% and 95% for the final bells and whistles.
I am pleased with the tighter construction approach, as it gave this piece a solid foundation. I will be keeping this tweak to my process.