#MondayBlogs Post on Creating Cover Art

I thought it would be fun for today’s post to feature how I paint the Cover Art for my Oregon Trail series. My free prequel, Unavoidable, needs a cover so here we go!

First is a sketch.  I have my misgivings already.

Scribble

Scribble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goop

Goop

Next is getting together the paints I might need.  The  season is mid Spring, so there’s not a lot of green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Umm...

Umm…

 

I’m not feeling the love for this…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yech

Yech

 

Ok, this is a no-go.  The trees are off, I don’t like the cabin.  Just no.  So I tore off the canvas and found…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voila!

Voila!

 

 

This!  An earlier reject that I can salvage.

 

 

 

 

Much better!

Much better!

I like it so much better!  I’m not totally in love with this.  It’ll either have to grow on me, or I’ll state a do over.

How bad do I think my reject is? This bad.

Out.

Out.

4 thoughts on “#MondayBlogs Post on Creating Cover Art

    1. lauralstapleton Post author

      Yeah, the canvas was ick on both sides. I suppose I could have turned the cabin into a submarine because that tree was shaping up to be a great looking Kracken. 😀 Thank you for the compliment on the cover! Acrylics demand speedy painting and I didn’t think to take photos while painting the others. There’s a Santa Fe, Pony Express, and Orphan Train covers to paint later. I plan on being a lot more shutter happy with the camera on those.

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