First of all...happy holidays Oh my...I didn't post here in a while I'm so busy that I hardly find some free time... but anyway... this is cover which I did for A.E. Marling's newest novel called Dream Storm Sea (you can purchase Kindle edition here and paperback edition here). I'm honoured that I got a chance to illustrate cover for him. And I had total fun to draw it. I really wanted to draw something different and theme of his book was perfect. I never drew kraken, so that was totally interesting. And cuz I had so many layers, my Photoshop got insane...haha. I can't help myself...I need to have so many layers...(and of course red jellyfishes...again ). So when I had to draw smaller details I had to make a new PSD file and I drew over JPG file. Other info...like most of time, I drew it from beginning till the end with colors. I really want to draw more environmental pieces like this in future...but that's gonna wait a little I hope you enjoyed this
WIPs, details and cover from this painting you can check on our Tumblr here
Adobe Photoshop CS6
tablet Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Special edition M
original size is 3956 x 5085 px (cropped front page- which you see here... 3324 x 4994 px)
I had 317 layers (I had 2PSD-main ones...one had 277 layers and other 39...1 layer was just 3D effect edit)
I drew it 16.5 hours
I hope you like it and comments are welcome
Drawing by Valentina Remenar | Cover done for novel Dream Storm Sea by A.E. Marling | © Copyrighted | 2013 | official website valentinaremenar.com | YouTube | Twitter | Google+ | Tumblr
Another DD Thanks a lot to Ginryuzaki for suggesting it and diphylla for featuring it.
That's so awesome! I added it to my favorites!
This is awesome, how much do you charge for cover illustrations?
This is beyond awesomeness.
You are absolutely amazing!!
Your art is amazing!
This is probably one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I literally want to cry looking at it. You are an art god.
you're paintings are the most beautiful I had seen since weeks....great
The right tentacle is very disturbing in this movement effect.
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Gotta have the red jellies
It looks so beautiful ^w^
nice work you have make!!
This is AMAZING!
Awwww love your drawings, especially this ♥.♥ now is the background of my celphone
I love your art style! Do you paint or do you draw your pics cause they are amazing!!
Thank you very much...and everything is digitally painted
I love your art- It makes me think that the world isnt such a bad place after all! Also, do you use the deviantart muro or another digital paint thingy, and if so may you tell me!
I don't think I can ever be as good as you... I am 13 and I want to see results straight away- a very bad flaw in an artist. I love your pictures- Yhey make me think the world isnt that bad a place to live in after all!!
I just came across your fantastic piece of art! it is really worth the 16,5h you needed for it! It looks vivid and i love the different colours... from red to blue... i also adore the fact that the sky is the sea and at the same time just sky... Really good work!