6.3.08 Book cover
Thanks to all the previous comments. It is always a pleasure to hear from you fine folks and certainly makes me feel like I am somewhat still in contact with the human race. Hermit life is cool - but it's so quiet sometimes, ya know!?
Going to make this a quick post, since I'm quite sleepy.
This was a cover for Night Shade Book's upcoming title, "Fast Ships, Black Sails". It will be a pirate anthology with a fantasy edge - so I am told.
One of my objectives was to go for a more muted palette, with punchy color in only a few areas. I would have loved to do this in oils but once again -time was my enemy. One day- I will conquer time ,and maybe space...and maybe my cookie habit.
I should also mention a big "thanks!" to my homie Dave Palumbo for lending me his eye on the composition of this piece.