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Heart of Darkness by onez82 Heart of Darkness by onez82
Illustration #1 for my entry for The Folio Society's competition is finally complete!
I expect to tweak colors and contrast a bit when I'll have all the pieces together, so as to make everytinng more cohesive.

This piece illustrate the following passage from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness:
'...but when an opportunity offered at last to meet my predecessor, the grass growing through his ribs was tall enough to hide his bones.'
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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for an image like this and how long would it take to complete?
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onez82 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It takes around 20 to 30 hours to complete, from concept & sketches to final picture.
It depends on complexity of course. This was for a book illustration, which usually require a long concept phase.

As for how much I charge, it greatly depends on how the picture will be used/licenced (book cover, personal use, tabletop game, ...)

Drop me a PM if you are interested.
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WindWillowWhisp Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! It made me wonder though, does the nose cartilage stay long after the decay of the body?
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such simple and elegant design, it must've taken you a while to create. But the result is very powerful and understated. Centering on the lone grasshopper makes it so effective as compared to the gore many would try to put into it.
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onez82 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ChiBurbs.
It actually took a while to create it, but in terms of composition and concept. Drawing and painting process took "just" half of the total time
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DeadNettlez Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you heard the songs of the crickets slowed down to bee a boy's choir?
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peccatori Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Awesome work! :aww: :heart:
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RagingNerd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Awesome, awesome work!! :heart:
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AdamDarmawan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I love the color used in this piece! :) good job
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onez82 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you Adam
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
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onez82 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're welcome^^
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