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Fantasy Illustration

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

A Dark & Mystical illustration for a CD Cover for Kiva Records.🦅🐴 Creating this cover fulfilled one of my childhood dreams to be a sci-fi/fantasy illustrator for books and album covers.

I designed and digitally painted the image freehand by using Adobe Fresco and Photoshop. I just love the natural charcoal brushes by Kyle T. Webster. They allowed me to paint with strong textural darks and lights in order to create a dramatic mood with shadowy forms. 🌖🌓🌙

Note: that later the client wanted to replace the hawk with an owl. If you scroll down on my Instagram account, I have a video that demonstrates how I did that in Photoshop.

"The Darkness" CD Cover Illustration for Russ Hopkins
"The Darkness" CD Cover Illustration for Russ Hopkins

Artwork copyright © 2023 Eris Klein | All rights reserved.


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