I actually finished this awhile ago, but kept delaying actually writing about it. Which was a mistake, because I don’t remember some of the final decision making. I kept going back into Rotos the giant’s body and making it darker, while trying to get Kied darker as well without disappearing, I needed Kied to be front and center.
One thing I was really happy about this project is that Andrew provided a guide for where the text was going to fall. This made it very easy to design for that. When Andrew sent me the cover with the trade dress on it, I was very happy. The only thing that got covered up, and Andrew asked if I could move it, was my signature. But I don’t care about my signature as long as my name is on the inside cover. So, this is what it looks like with the text in place:
Don’t forget to check out Andrew’s books. I haven’t read anything besides the almost completed The Soldier and the Slave (it was pdf proof), but if that was any indication, Andrew is a damn fine writer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and not just because I was painting it. But on it is own merits. His link is here: