MURAL IS DONE!
Done with the boat. Nearly done with the water
Land is done. Working on people.
Closing in on the land
Sky is done. Working on boat
Nearly half done.
Starting the land
I'm back on the mural!
The mural continues. Using a projector, Abby and Titus helped me transfer the image onto the canvas.
Travis wanted to make some changes to the artwork. As you can see here, I gave Allora some skratches and cuts. I also added a large ship in the background. The sword is no longer glowing. Now its flaming. Her eyes are more blue green. The title is now bronze instead of yellow.
I sent the cover artwork to Travis Hal for approval today. Ive been bed ridden (flu) over the last 4 days but was able to squeeze out a few hours here and there to finish this. There is always one thing that causes me difficulty in a project. For this one, I thought it would be the tree texture. I was wrong. It was the spaceships. I struggled to get them right. In the end I think they came out ok.
Finally getting started on the Na Pali painting. Reed and I built the frame tonight: 24 feet long. It just fits in the basement, not much room to spare.
I took reference pictures of Emily last weekend for the Sonora book cover and started working on the final this week. Here's how the face is shaping up.
This is a large painting I am working on. It will be hung in Kauai Island Brewing Restaurant in Port Allen Hawaii.
Allora is mostly in shadow and contrasts nicely with the bright forest canopy in the backdrop. She is framed by the tree trunk and leaves.
Im working with Travis Hall on the latest Sonora series book cover. Here's an early sketch that shows Allora (the main character) standing in a tree and holding a katana sword. In the background is the top of a jungle canopy with a rising futuristic city. Spaceships fill the air.