Friday, April 28, 2006
Illustration Friday: "Under the Sea"
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 Amazon.com, 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.
Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddle
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.