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B is for Broken Cover Reveal

It’s here! Earlier this year I worked with Rhonda Parrish on the cover and interior illustrations of her new alphabet anthology B is for Broken, to be released May 26. And now the art is out of the bag!

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Working with Rhonda was a treat. Thanks to Alexis A. Hunter for the tip! It’s a double honor to grace the cover of one of Alexis’s stories.

Here’s the original art. I’m pretty psyched with how it turned out. Still learning, but psyched.

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I’ll post some process images later this week. If you like process, you’re gonna LOVE THESE IMAGES.

Paint Spill Tory Hoke

Paint Spill

Paint Spill Tory Hoke

Sometimes you run into a tiny person made of fire.

This piece and more can be found in my portfolio.

Potter Meets World

Potter Meets World

Potter Meets World

Potter Meets World

A friend realized that the main characters of “Boy Meets World” are the same archetypes as Harry Potter.

Then stuff happened.

olofunke

Olofunke

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Abrahamic cycle complete.

They are teal lions with pointed ears because they are SPACE LIONS.

Underdrawing below, cos it was real different, but then there was drybrush, and stuff happened. I hope that is OK.

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dimah vs goliath

Dimah

dimah vs goliath

There’s a lot of Abrahamic narrative getting reimagined up in here.

This goes with Joanna.

Third one lands tomorrow.

tree studies

Tree Studies

You can do a lot of imaginative things with trees. I really did not do any of those things here. But I got a lot of practice with Chris Oatley’s brushes.

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Palette and general thinking shamelessly ripped from Monkey and Seal’s “Quest for Originality” post, so triple shame points there.

joanna in the belly of the whale

Joanna

Sticky and probably smelly.

joanna in the belly of the whale

I don’t know why.

Here’s some process.

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snowy road thief

Snowy Road

Just a little cold-weather thiefing.

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Don’t worry. Spring is almost here.