Friday, April 28, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Under the Sea"

Landon Snow and the Island of Arcanum

Here's a cover painting for the third book in the popular Landon Snow series by R.K. Mortenson, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Cover design is by Kirk DouPonce.

I know there's sea farin' adventure in the book, whether it's "under the sea" is debatable, but oh well.

The book's coming out in October 2006, and the publisher has put it up on, so I figured it'd be fine to show it here. Here are links to my posts for when the first two books, Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddle and Landon Snow and the Shadows of Malus Quidam, came out.

Book One:
Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddle
Book Two:
Landon Snow and the Shadows of Malus Quidam
Arrived (this one has a link to a sneak peek of the process of creating the interior illustrations)

Each book has a full color painting on the cover and pencil illustrated chapter openers.

I'm in the middle of reading the second book right now (Landon Snow and the Shadows of Malus Quidam) and find it to be terrifying. The shadows that Landon and his sister Holly encounter really do feel menacing. See, I don't get the full text when I illustrate the book, just descriptions, so to finally read it is fun.


Kammer said...

I like the Landon Snow campaign.
The border reminds me of a grandfather clock.

Majane said...


Cory said...

is that a kammer-squatch i see on my blog?

Joel Chua said...

Awesome awesome stuff Cory. I just love your illustration style.

Daniel said...

Always diggin' what you're servin', Cory!

Very cool.

Rrramone said...

Nice piece. :-)

Anonymous said...

Looks great Cory - can't wait to see it.

Marie-Dom said...

Stunning illustration. Congratulations! I am full of envy....

Jaimie said...

Beautiful. I love the border detail.