DIGITAL ART | ORIGINAL CHARACTERS | FANTASY | LGBTQ
Darklaw | Arujan Ascendant Cover Detail
Detail of the twelfth cover image for a series of Darklaw Stories.
When you’ve worked on a piece, you stop seeing parts of it. One way to gain “new eyes” is to flip the canvas. I do these Darklaw Saga covers in a weekend, but that’s still enough time to lose track of part.
When I flipped this canvas, I saw that Kami’s body was skewed (image 1). I used the “liquid” brush in Procreate to shift her neck and shoulders, and I rotated her a bit (image 2).
The same process happens in writing. Lots of time and edits on the same piece needs “new eyes” in order to see things that could be better. I accomplish that through editing in Microsoft Word and switching to the Medium website, changing the font, and then by taking days away from a story while working on something different.
The Darklaw Saga is a linked story collection published at Tantalizing Tales and Redemption Magazine. Find all episodes here.