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!