Friday, 30 October 2009

Black Hand Gang cover art

I'm currently putting the finishing touches to a book cover for a new series called No Man's World from Abaddon Books, written by Pat Kelleher. The first book is called Black Hand Gang and is out in February 2010 I think. Set initially in the First World War, the story's about a group of tommies from the Pennine Fusiliers who get poked through time and space and end up on a hideous outer galactic death planet full of monsters and madness - sounds wicked! Anyway, Pat has been really helpful with tons of reference, advice and opinions about the cover so thanks to him for that - I'm looking forward to reading it!

The pictures below show my original concept, which was a bit too futuristic (didn't know at the time they where from 1914) and under that are my pencils and colours for the final art. Last is a pic of what cover will look like on the shelf.

I've also been working on a regimental badge for the Fusiliers which I'll put up soon.

First post!

just a test really, and a picture for good measure! A 18x22" oil painting I did of some apples.
Embarrasingly as I didn't have anything to paint at the weekly class I go to, and had to bail into Tesco express and desperately hunt for something interesting to use...