Me and *Starhorse
decided to do an art trade. Her part of it can be found here: [link]
We both have stories we're working on, and both of us are serious about our craft. I decided to do the cover of one of her books, the second in the trilogy of which is called Warsky Rising
. From top left to right are Lao'ra, Seylan, Tane, and Griffinai. This scene is where the four heroes meet for the first time. Tane just came through a Gate Portal, which the stone in the background is part of, and isn't very happy to make Griffinau's acquaintance. Before anyone gets started on this, you cannot buy this book anywhere, all right? Not been published, but it's only a matter of time.
I tried real hard with composition here, but in the end things seemed to just fall kinda flat. I have very little dynamic do my backgrounds, especially. This was also one of my first serious attempts at using colored lines. I can't say if I was successful or not. For once, the detail shot looks better than the thumbnail. Seems both me and Star beat ourselves about our respective experimentations. Still, I had fun with it, and that's the important part. The emblem is actually Star's, too, her Celtic Sanrin and Griffy lines.
Hope you like, Star! And may it inspire you to finish your novel.