Happy Halloween

The first reviews for Bloodfest have been very positive, although the comments did prompt me to create this warning message:

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Happy Halloween horror fans!

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Uncovering the Cover • Bloodfest

The book cover for Bloodfest went through several stages to create.

  • Sketches of the main features; the body and skull. The hands were added separately later on.
  • Colouring and layering.

Two Skulls

  • The scythe and hands going over the torso were added later so that their size and position could be adjusted perfectly. In fact the scythe blade is a 3D render, allowing me to fine tune the angle to fit the space on the cover.
  • Different layers for colour, shading and effects.

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  • Finally the atmosphere is adjusted; contrast, brightness and colour overlay, to create an appropriately dark and foreboding Reaper.

Bloodfest Cover Art hUGE no tetx