Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Artist Shilesque

Ahhhh, man!  I am SO jazzed.  Daniel and I decided to pull in a professional who's stuff we loved to design our book cover.  I had found this brilliant artist who goes by the name of Shilesque on DeviantArt.  You can see her work here:

We asked if she was interested in the commission and when she was, we gave her the basics of what we were looking for, showed her what we had worked up so far and explained why we were unhappy with what we had done.  Well, she's been GREAT to work with.   She has a brilliant concept sketch which I am going to upload here.

Awesome, isn't it?

The only change we have requested is to swap the positions of the gryphon and the dragon (since Garyn actually rides the dragon but he doesn't ever ride on Flint in the story.

I LOVE the wizard's eyes in the background.  

And the way Garyn is flying towards the reader.  

Shila is a brilliant artist.  Totally recommend her and her work!!  We're just thrilled that we found her.

I'll post the adjusted revision when we get it, too!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Queen Ammeryl of the Tarns

Queen Ammeryl.  Zantar's choice.