Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cover Work

    For the last couple of weeks I've been working with designer and illustrator Ciara Gay on some covers for an upcoming series of books with Simon and Schuster.  It's been an interesting challenge especially since the two characters featured are identical twins.

    The covers were done digitally in Photoshop with the layers on top of the detailed drawing.


Jason Peck said...

Very cool, and the expressions are great. Are you familiar with the work of Charles Dana Gibson, September 14, 1867 – December 23, 1944. If you haven't heard of him I think you would like his pen and ink work.

Alex VanArsdale said...

Is this a double cover? I don't mean the twins but you also illustrated the Math book cover in the girls hand!

Great Job!

Christine Piper said...

Wow! I love looking at your work!! You are so talented. Can I ask what tablet you use for your artwork? Also, do you know some good sources to learn how to digitally paint? Thanks :) Your so inspiring!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Ah yes! The Gibson girl! Charles Dana Gibson is one of my favorites. I referenced some of his work when trying to repaint the portrait of the lady with the red hair about a year ago. Thanks Jason!

Thanks Alex! haha!

Thanks Christine! I use a Wacom Intuos 4 (9" x 12" I think).

There's a good tutorial here, although I haven't read all of it:

This one is using Gimp instead of Photoshop. It's pretty much the same as how I work, but I do treat it more like a physical painting. For example I won't paint the background behind characters before painting them, but in the computer it can be beneficial

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Also for the tablet, my brother just purchased an "Intuos Pro." That's the new model Wacom has come out with. It's seems to work very well.

Jenn said...

Great job! And your painting above is excellent too.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Jenn!