Saturday, October 13, 2012
Cover Art for Storm-Wing - Revised Version
I took to heart the comments on my previous post about how the scene appears to be underwater. I was puzzled at first, until I realized it was an optical illusion induced by the width of the river in the background, which could be interpreted as the top of a body of water. I never perceived it like that because I knew what I was looking at. It threw the perspective off (something I'm shaky on anyway) and made the river seem much more significant that it should. So below is my revised version. I narrowed the river, removed the ripples (which I think were a distraction), altered the shape of the hills to emphasize the big flying critter, and added a strip of greenish color to represent more water in the background (this is supposed to be a swamp after all). Let's see what you think of this.