I was hired by Brick Cave Media, a successful book publisher in Phoenix, to illustrate a book cover for their newest author Colette Black. The book is now available at the Brick Cave store at this address brickcavestore.com/index.php?r… . Here is the synopsis:
Getting busted for coming home late becomes the least of Quint Silver’s problems when he finds himself outside, beneath a full moon, in the middle of a blackout. Ethereal, humanoid creatures rise from every shadow he crosses, intent on smothering him. With Chelsea Price, the childhood friend he secretly loves, they discover the truth behind his mother's death and begin to uncover the mysteries surrounding his unpredictable gift. If his paranoid father discovers them Quint will be grounded for the rest of his teenage life. Adding to his problems, Quint has caught the interest of a magical society hidden within their community. Two clans of warring supernatural beings are vying for dominance, recruiting every soldier they can find. And they want him.
The illustration was done in Photoshop and features some interesting light and shadow play along with a dynamic perspective. It was interesting getting feedback from the publisher and author as I submitted progress shots. Most of their input was incorporated into the final art piece and definately made it better.