Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Some new stuff

This was an illustration assignment of designing a book cover. I decided to go with Stephen King's The dark Tower, mostly because I could think of alot of cool imagery and interesting stuff I could associate with it.

My orginal idea had the bottom part of the gun being just a silhouette made up of a pile of dead bodies. Like in this sketch.

But the teacher said it was too gruesome for a book cover and it was unnecessary or something. I still stand by it, it would have looked so good, and one of the major parts of the story revolves around the main character having to massacre a whole town that had turned against him. So it tied in with the story. But whatever.

Heres the final painting.

And here it is with some sample text.

I have about three more assignments I'll be posting up real soon.


Erica said...

stephen king is a great author. one of my life's goals is to read all his book. i probably won't be able to but its a goal. :)

you're great an artist too. i especially like what you did with the sky.

Mike 0casio said...

It sucks that the original sketch got shot down (no pun intended), would have been awesome. It's pretty cool anyways but I think you should add the bodies digitally.