Trying out the Krita “comics” template and exploring some ideas (no continuity intended).
After the previous monotone pup picture, I was inspired to do another one.
I originally had the landscape in color, but it didn’t seem to work so I desaturated it and adjusted the light curve.
I’m planning on using this painting for the cover of my upcoming novel, Through the Cat’s Eye, part of the Exiles of Aur series. The book is currently in the final editing stage.
Here’s the synopsis:
It just looks like an old fountain in a garden, nothing remarkable, half-hidden behind stone walls and a grove of trees. But twelve-year-old Cadence soon discovers that it’s remarkably, impossibly difficult to reach. And she also comes to find that she’s not the only one trying to get to it.
What starts out as a pretty ordinary, lonely summer vacation, when Cadence goes to stay with the mysterious Mrs. Brier, quickly turns into a rather extraordinary quest. And, along the way, Cadence makes new friends – and enemies – in an adventure that leads her inexorably to the fountain in the garden, to legends, magic, and things well beyond imagining.
An Autumn Adventure with Nigel, published in Kindle e-book form in February 2016, now has an 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ paperback version. It’s available at Amazon.com.