Here’s another book cover for my author friend John K. Fulton. The title of this story is “Star Warrior II”.
For this piece, I wanted to make sure that I had a much stronger value contrast than in the last piece.
Here are a few thumbnails to get a feel for the composition:
Here are some studies to get a feel for the wall in the background and the overall colour:
Here is the line drawing:
Adjusted the face a bit and did the block-in:
Then I did the blending and pushed the values to give a higher contrast between light and dark: