The ability to work digitally means there’s almost always one more effect to try, one more to learn. In my decades as a designer, the toolbox has expanded, with filters, styles and techniques to simulate real-world artistry.
Playing around with the centuries old names of full moons and some modern, location based twists. So many ways to be inspired.
Visual shorthand is fascinating and combining them into larger works that represent something – a clan, a town, a magic quest, a person – is meaningful work.
Natural beauty is never completely captured by cameras, but preserving light and the beauty of small things can be a meditation on the world.
Book covers, world maps and symbols for the Darbas Cycle series by D.C. McElroy are my initial foray into creating to illustrate story.
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