Thursday, February 04, 2010

Bump - Cover

-Updated-
I wanted to give some extra publicity to the Author Bruce Newbold. For anyone interested in a Harry Potter type good read with a nicer cover, the book has just been released and can be found here: The Baseball Box Prophecy

A just completed book cover commission I am unveiling for the first time. The book is titled "The Baseball Box Prophecies" and is still in the late production process so it's not yet available but it was a fun project that turned out better then expected.
I used Adam Ford's layered painting method for this which turned out to be a fantastic process for a complicated lighting setup. It took more time to fully plan it out and resulted in huge files with many layers but again I am happy with the effect. I have tried it since with simpler paintings and it hasn't turned out so it may be just for specific uses.

24 comments:

Nori Tominaga said...

awesome ! congratulations on a fantastic piece.

On a related note, I tried the layered painting method as well! I think it's great...but when I jumped to 300dpi things begin to crash, I began to cry etc...

I need a new computer!

Jennifer said...

This is really amazing, love the technique...

Daniel Bejarano Casarino said...

Fantastic Dave!

Aaron Ludwig said...

Wow. That lady in the background is creepy. Even moreso if it's not a lady...
Awesome work!

Joe Hox said...

beautiful work! Great lighting.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Stunning work all around!
I will be back often to visit!

pablo pablo said...

Great!

andres casciani said...

love your drawings! awesome work!

Niall O loughlin said...

Beautiful work David.

Big Sam said...

astounding sir!

Jason Seiler said...

Wow, this is really, really cool David. Nice job! This the level of quality all book covers should have! Fantastic!

Nico Di Mattia said...

Amazing job.

Mimi Cortazar said...

Nice cover.

Dominic Philibert said...

Nice job man!

galvinator said...

That's brilliant!

Damion009 said...

holey fucking god!!!!!!!!!

ian said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Fantastic job.

Anonymous said...

David did this work for me. I'm the author of the book, The Baseball Box Prophecy. David was great to work with. He was fast, competent, and creative. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat! You should see the back cover! It's a wonderful continuation of the front, featuring the antagonist of the story. My best to Dave and his family! Bruce Newbold

Felixantos said...

O_o!!!!

Great!!!!!

Felixantos

Dave Thompson said...

Dave-
I actually know Bruce. I worked with him about 7 years back. I really have a lot of respect for him and am glad to see your talents used for his cover. Bruce loves his baseball. Way to go Bruce and Dave!

- Dave Thompson

Jose Ramos said...

Fantastic work Dave , i like your work dude!!

Jberd said...

Wow! That's all I can say...

Adam Ford said...

This turned out great! I am glad the process worked out for you.

Marianna said...

The book has gotten fantastic reviews. I am tempted to purchase it. My big hope that it is not as morbid as Harry Potter (I am one of the few people left on this planet who thinks it is not appropriate for kids) I love introducing these types of books to my 8.5 year old son.