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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Author Robert Gonko commissioned cover art for his new novel. We first went through several very rough layout ideas.
The author selected a version with the gun and a Bible on the cover.
Next, I created the text in Adobe Illustrator and assembled some different ideas in color. The gun is a 9mm Beretta, specifically referenced and used in the book. I used a public domain image from Wikimedia for the gun. The sketch called for a Bible and the gun to be on the front cover, but the layout was awkward with both elements. I decided instead to make the entire cover reminiscent of a bible, and use the gun as a solitary element.
The author chose the black cover with gold and silver text effects.
A few spacing, lighting and alignment corrections later, and we had the final version.
You can purchase this book from www.smashwords.com.
Monday, January 6, 2014
This alien was commissioned by a client in Second Life. This head, once complete and textured, will be added to a avatar body and space suit, and sold in the Marketplace. 3D modeling in 3D Studio Max. The first version's head was too small, and the client wanted it much larger. The second alien head was too large. The third alien head was just right!