Overall I feel quite happy and contented with how it turned out. While there were things that were lost and parts I wish I could have done better, Elise was happy with it and that’s what matters to me. On top of that, I think this is one of those paintings that felt a big deal to me. I learned a lot from it and I truly enjoyed painting it especially.
On some ending note, I mentioned before about not having an Art Director because Elise is a self-publishing author. To the readers who are curious how I go about this, well it’s probably like making personal paintings. I relied mainly Elise’s feedback and she helped greatly on this one, as well as my close trusted friends, who are also artists, to look over the initial stages of painting. Their feedback is the most helpful and I truly value the littlest comments. Other than that, a lot of reference materials to help me maintain the painting.
Despite dropping some insights here and there on this post, I am aware that my art is far from perfection and I’m honestly not great yet in the grand scheme of artistic skills, but I still hope you liked this post, perhaps picked up a thing or two. If so I’m very glad!
What do you think? I’m very curious with what you have to say as well. Did you like the final artwork? Would you like me to post more of this? Did you think it was too long? Is there any more you’d like to hear about book illustration that I missed? Maybe you’d like to share your journey as well. Any thoughts in general would be nice to hear!
Thank you so much for your time reading my little journey with this artwork. I know blogs are somewhat “yesterday” as youngsters might say and I feel still feel like I missed a lot of important subjects despite such a long post, but I think it’s most valuable and interesting for people to know what artists actually go through before seeing the finished product of art that people only ever get to appreciate.
Again please feel free to leave a comment. I’m hoping to do more of this in the future.
Earth’s End is the third installment of the Air Awakens series © Elise Kova (www.elisekova.com)
Artwork is done by me, Merilliza Chan (www.merilliza.com)
Earth’s End is available as print at my Inprnt Store.