The Dead City Lullabies - cover idea...

Today I thought I'd post something of a teaser, being a draft jacket cover for the graphic novel I'm working on called The Dead City Lullabies.

This is the first finished artwork I've made with the Procreate app. I drew it with a simple jot stylus on my iPad - Pretty happy with the final result.

It's a story about an ambiguously immortal man who lives through the various stages of an alternate Earth and his transitions between the fall and rise of civilizations as the Earth changes.

This is our protagonist, and I think the graphic sets the tone well for this project I've been slowly working on for years now. 

I'll be posting more artwork and information as it comes to life - I'm also working on a companion score album to go with it. So here we are!

Aidan

 

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The Argyle Courtyard, The Rocks

 

Here is a speed-sketch I did with a marker and a Japanese brush pen. It was raining and I only had a couple of minutes so it's rough as guts but I quite like it.

I have been messing around with trying as few pen-strokes as possible to construct a drawing - this one ended up being three strokes in total - you can try and trace them with your eyes if you like - then I used a bit of the rainwater and smeared some ink in and around the lines.  Going to try some more of these and see how the results evolve! 

Aidan 20/3/15

The Argyle Courtyard, The Rocks, 20/3/15

The Argyle Courtyard, The Rocks, 20/3/15