Fantasy book covers: Book two (in reverse order)
I recently met MT. Magee, author of the Rienfield Chronicles when she was looking for an artist for her fantasy series of books.
Having read a few excerpts in preparation I knew this was a series I was going to enjoy. I also had a sneaky look at the reviews for her books (I love doing sneaky background research on clients… so exciting when you see how successful they are!), and I was even more excited to see here 4.5 star average on Goodreads.
First off, we tackled her second book cover as her first had already been done. MT has a real feel for an epic story and I loved the subject of the homecoming for the cover of book two. I also had the opportunity to depict her graceful race of ‘Rabkins’ on the cover, one of whom becomes a friend of the main character. The image is set in an overgrown ruined medieval style building, so I wanted the feeling of light shafts coming through in the early evening.
To keep everything in line I began working on the do-over of her cover for book one.
The same couple of main characters are in the foreground, this time reuniting with each other. MT wanted to convey a romantic mood, which was easy with the picturesque background, soft summer colours and character poses. Having just returned from Edinburgh, the castle was something I was excited to include!
I also got to depict a Rabkin creature a little closer up, which was fun (I really like doing light through ears!).
I look forward to working with MT in future! We’re already discussing a few more ideas!