"Shepherd of Sparrows"
I have a long if disrupted history with the Okel-Rel Universe /Reality Skimming books. Way back in 1998 ? I did a cover for "Keeper's Throne" but the book was delayed by several years so it appeared with different cover art. Recently I was hired to work on promotional artwork and covers for the series Novellas and eventually the complete series of covers. I've presented a few color studies of the new work for "Shepherds of Sparrows" by Hal Friesen and a couple images from my studio of the 'way back work'. Lot's more to come.
I went through a different, and somewhat quicker process of drawing the
crowd with a black ( digital ) marker first. Basically they're all a
high contrast render of their shadow. I've done things like that before
and then forgotten I've done it and fall back into my old ways. I need
to keep this technique forefront in my little fuzzy head. This is the
last one for Shepherds of Sparrows although I am involved with the cover