Thursday, October 27, 2011

After the cover, I was asked by Templar to create some character designs/ images for promotion and such. This was really fun , and I wish publishers did this with every book. It's really great being able to explore characters that you might not get the chance to illustrate for the cover.

I also have to give Katherine Roberts and the fine folks at Templar UK praise for the character development of Rhianna.  This is one of the few times that I have ever been asked to make a character less attractive and a bit grittier. You can see the development in the top sketches below. 

Thanks for stopping in!
-S.


6 comments:

Nigel Quarless said...

These are great, Scott. Super cool of the publisher to ask for these!!! I wish it wasmore common, too!

Nice costume designs and lots of character and emotion in the faces. Well done!

Scott Altmann said...

Nigel my friend- thanks so much! Hope all is good dude-s.

Niva said...

Excellent, love the girl with the scale armor in the B&W concepts for her.

Scott Altmann said...

Niva- thanks so much!

wren said...

Excellent! I love how the characters straddle the line between being children and mature adventurers capable of dealing out some grade-A ass whopping. I love the richness of your world.

Katherine Roberts said...

Scott, I have just discovered your blog via Twitter! Thank you so much for the lovely "Sword of Light" artwork. (My finished copy has just arrived today, and I am busy writing Rhianna's third adventure at the moment... she's definitely a gritty type of girl!)