Preliminary Studies

ChrtrStudyDane2As I have worked on the illustrations for Jaimie Engle’s new book, Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, I created several sketches and color studies before I worked on the final cover.

I thought you might like to see two of my preliminary studies. The first is Dane, one of the great characters in the story. He is very tough, and I wanted to show his strength.

The second is a quick study of armor and weapons so that I could see what pigments I might use to make the metal look believable.StudyArmor

I hope you enjoy these. I have had so much fun working on the project. Currently I am working on pen and ink illustrations for the start of each chapter in the book. I hope to show some of the inside illustrations when they are approved.

To learn more about the author and this upcoming novel for young readers please visit her website.

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