Hi, It`s been a while since my last post here.
I recently completed a cover for a fantasy novel to be published in Brazil.
The initial idea, proposed by the art editor, was to focus on the environments of the series and not the characters.
With this in mind, I made some very loose sketches, trying to visualize the scale of this scenario, the city of Amak’Tok, headquarters of the continent, located in the Valley of the Rocks, with its houses built on rocks in the foreground and the giant towers in the the far background.
I researched a bit of classical and modern Middle East architecture , the Asian towers from mega-cities and houses built on rocks found in various parts of the world.
Here the final piece, rendered in PS CS5
and more details in my blog: http://wp.me/puwrj-bD