Save the Prince! Artwork Progression

This is something I like to do with my “bigger” art pieces 😀 A progression of images showing how I created a piece!

This particular one is from The Cycle of the Six Moons:  The Starriest Summer, Chapter Nine:  Save the Prince!  I actually wanted to do a part of this scene for one of the audio progression shorts, but a friend advised me against it because it was considerably violent for a preview.

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The Starriest Summer Cover Reveal!

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Here is the super fabulous cover for The Cycle of the Six Moons:  The Starriest Summer!  The artist is Brandon Lacey, one of the conceptual artists for Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe.  Check out more of Brandon’s work here!  blue-paint-sea.deviantart.com

So here’s a fun behind the scenes look at what went into making the cover.  I contacted Brandon, good ol’ pal that he is, because I wanted a vector, silhouette-style cover that I knew he could do better than I could.  We talked about what I wanted to get out of it, and I sent him a PDF with all of the reference material.

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Audio Promo Shorts All Done!

A month and a week later, and I’m done with all of the promotional shorts!  I can’t wait for people to hear them.  I love how they turned out 😀

The audition process was fun, but it was the casting process that became a bit of a challenge.  One character was the easiest to cast–I knew right when I heard the audition that that was the voice I wanted.  For another character, it came down to two voices, and so I sought help from my fellow voice acting friends to help me narrow it down between the two.  The last character was the hardest, and I ended up holding callbacks for the character.

Surprisingly, I managed to schedule everyone’s directing sessions quickly–I guess that’s what I get when I’m working with professionals 😀  I had a blast directing everyone.

I had fun putting everyone’s voices together.  It’s always most challenging to find music that fits the scene.  I hope all the pieces I’ve found do their job at enhancing the scene without being too distracting.

All of the shorts will go on YouTube eventually, so I’ve made artwork to go along with them.  I’ve already done the first two before, but I wanted to redraw them to fit the style of the rest.  Here’s a sneak preview of them 🙂AllPromo