|Value and color studies for the romance novel cover|
There was a division between the two sides of my brain and they were battling it out. The logical, left side said, "You can't do it! It's too difficult! Don't leave your comfort zone!"
The cool, right side responded, "Chill, bro. We got this. Dude, try something exciting and new. It'll be fun."
After the dust cleared, I guess surfer guy won because I accepted the commission and asked for more specific details. I'm going to illustrate the cover of a Romance Novel.
Now fully committed to the project, I processed the author's instructions. "...a man and a woman on the beach. The man is standing facing out towards the ocean in only a swimsuit, exposing his back, staring at an oil rig far in the distance. The woman is on her knees, just to the left of him in beach attire, hugging the man's leg implying 'please don't go!' The man facing into the distance has none of his attention directed towards her, just the oil rig, a pistol in his right hand, not aimed, just in his hand."
The analytical left flipped out, "I told you! We can't do something like that! Are you crazy? That's impossible!"
The irrational right confidently replied, "Dude, relax. Work up some studies. We got this."
To be continued...
|Prepatory line drawing for "The World is Yours"|