Son of Life book cover

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Isis Sousa

2011 - This piece was commissioned by Grace Draven (author of Master of Crows) to be the cover of her incoming book: “Son of Life”. I made the book cover design and tittle as well. Macbeth (the king on the painting)is based on a real person, a friend and co-worker of the book author, who gently provided us with photos for reference. I had reference for his costume, too. I used a lot of texturing on it and on the characters faces to convey more realism. Groa (Macbeth's wife) is also based on a real model, from the book ”The Fantasy Figure Artist’s Reference File” by Peter Evans. Recommended! TECH INFO: Software: Painter, Photo-Paint Brushes: airbrush (Fine tip soft air) for painting everything, and the blenders (diffuse blur & blender pallete knife) for smoothing the painting and mixing better the colors. Texturing: diverse, of my own stocks HAIR/BEARD: no texture! All of it is painting with the airbrush, varying the colors, transparency and thickness.

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