Commissioned in 2011, this image was designed to be cover art for a children’s fantasy novel.
The work is painted with oils, on a cotton canvas, measuring 20″x24″. I have included some detail shots of the painting. Commissioned by author Matthew Irvin, and completed in 2012. Aschwood Academy marks a joint writing partnership between Matthew Irvin and Brandon Gaus, and I had the honor and privilege of reading a beta version of the novel. I’m excited to see what is next from these guys!
This portfolio features various stages of this projects’ development. Listed below are some supplementary details.
- Finished painting
- Detail of figure
- Detail of building
- Approved concept sketch for painting.
- Initial concept sketch for painting.
- Concept sketch featuring different rock and entry way gate treatments.
- Concept sketch featuring different treatments of figure’s hands and outfits.