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EoB Mock Cover by besnglist EoB Mock Cover by besnglist
We've been playing with the ideas for cover for The Empire of Blood, and it's much much harder then I thought, to choose what should be there, representing the whole issue. And it shouldn't be all black behind, I just cannot manage colors at all and just leave it to other people. What do you think? What kind of story would you expect inside this cover?
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NCMALLORY Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Terrifically successful articulation of light here.


Norman
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besnglist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thanks Norman, I greatly appreciate your support and interest, and hopefully I'll get to see more of your gallery when I grab more time, but for now I can say your way of drawing makes a strong impression on me and it surely is a great pleasant discovery here on dA.
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Dragonbaze Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome work, again I love your take on fantasy, that lizardy guy in the background is looking mighty creepy and cool. I think I would expect a dark fantasy with lots of intrigue, shady two-faced characters, anti-heroes, assassination. Deep story and gorgeous art also springs to mind. Looking forward to seeing more of this!
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besnglist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Wonderful things to hear from you, indeed! Makes me really motivated to go on. I thank you very much and hope I'll be able to show more stuff relatively soon, so we can see does it fit the great expectations. Thank you!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
. . . the black is really definitive :hmm: With your strong images, it'd be a real challenge to add adequate color . . . some of the bottom and topped cropped, it's freaking perfect :wow:
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besnglist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Thanks, you know you're so right about colors, at least I got no skills to do it right, in my case, colors are as strong as lines, so it becomes a fair :B
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Chimaerical Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Wonderful work, as always.

I don't know... I can never think of stories that make sense. @_@
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besnglist Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Yey, thanks! Good to see you again, it's been a while!
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Chimaerical Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Yes, it has. <3 Haven't been able to get on in a while, but am back now.
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Since you mentioned that it shouldnĄt be all black behind... did you add the black background digitally? I think it works very nicely as it is, especially if you want to give a horror atmosphere, it's totally achieved! ;) I don't know if this is a good idea, Jelena, but if the black BG was added digitally, then this could be tried in a minute in photoshop: to replace it for a flat-color background, and leave the figures in B&W, so that they keep sticking out, and keeping the black bars at the top and bottom (where you could place the title and credits in the same color as the BG). B&W with another color seems to be always very eye-popping for a cover, I think!
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besnglist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh, I can only wish I'm as skillful as you in PS! I mean it's not only the question of skill, but the sensibility and style I lack, and you have, my friend. So I bastardly passed that task to my collaborates, to fix it digitally. I think they're trying something with more red. And yes, hanged people always add a little something to the general mood :D Thank you!
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
:laughing: True, true, hanged people can have such an impact! :D
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Awesome drawing (as always...!), Jelena! Love the expressions of the characters, and the composition. As for the story, the first thing I would associate it with, if only from looking at this image, would be something horror-related, because of the darkness, and well, the hung people in the background. :laughing:
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drunkenshaman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the details and the expressions on their faces Jelena, they look just like real life people.
Seems like an old french novel to me, with a touch of horror and possibly retro sci-fi, it is something I would be really curious to read! :)
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besnglist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh, thank you Kostis! Sounds great, and especially if you'd like that.
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cluedog Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnificent work. Looking at the cover, I think the story would something of low-key, literary feel to it. It would be a comic more focused on story than action or adventure. It also has a bit of a horror vibe to it.
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besnglist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Yey, thank you, Zac! Your impression is perfect!
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