This painting was done for the cover of the September issue of “Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show” An online bimonthly magazine. I was asked to illustrate an image for the story “Sojourn for Ephah” by Marina J. Lostetter.
I thought it was a beautiful short story and I tried my best to stay true to the text while at the same time trying to make something visually interesting.
Here’s a few close ups and line art for the 3 loyal visitors I have left after being away from my blog for so long. Going to try and post more often.
Sometimes while working on a painting I flip the composition to see which way I like it.
Half way through the sketch stage I realized I liked this better reversed.