WIP Book Cover: The Picture of Dorian Gray
@andersoncarman I agree with @hannahmccaffery the swipe of color across the face is the best one. I would also like to see that one in the bottom one as well.
Love the second one best! But I also really the 3rd one with the text across the face, I think that's really cool! I wonder how it would look if you mixed the 2, maybe make the paint swipe a bit bigger to put the text on there?
eddysage last edited by
I think a combo between 2 and 4. Definitely prefer the solid stripe across the eyes, shows a sense of drama and hate by whoever did the cross out. And the eyes I think are something so personal, to look someone in the eyes can be a deep connection. To cut that out entirely I think simbolizes it’s personal.
I like the contrast with that of other portraits that are normal, untouched. You could add a lot of fun details with the teams and other portraits and then make the lighting and colors more bold on that center painting to really draw the eyes to that.
These are great. The 4th one is my favorite, but as you said, its not accurate to the story to have it hanging on the wall. I think you could make it work if you set the framed photo on the floor in an attic-type space with some other portraits laying or stacked close by. Maybe a few cobwebs and mothballs? That way you'd still have the contrast with the other pictures whose faces are not messed with. I really like the 2nd and 3d versions too, though. They are all very eye catching.
Heather Boyd last edited by
Again never read the book however visually speaking I like the background of number 4 with all the other portraits in the background but the paint swip of number 2 instead of the scribble, unless you made the scribble more like engrave scarring of his face.
JerrySketchyArt last edited by
I like 2 and 3 the best. 3 would be my favorite.
Jonas Zavacky last edited by Jonas Zavacky
Nice work! My fave is the last one. It has really good vibe. I love the idea that the picture is actually on the wall - I think that it can be explored in a ways that it doesnt interfiere with the story
Kris last edited by
This looks really great, I like the one with the pink swatch over the face.
I believe the portrait in the book is a full standing portrait which could open up some more compositional options if you choose.
Heather Bouteneff last edited by
love the full gallery one, but the second or third paint swatch like others have said. Almost like spray paint which modernizes the story for me in a really good cool way. You can have some fun with the other paintings 'reacting'. So creepy, love it!
andersoncarman last edited by
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback! I have continued to work on this and here is my current stage. I have a digital color mock-up.
I wanted to go with a really sickly green and red color scheme and the text is white because white is really important to the story. What do you think? I am concerned that it feels messy. The final will be watercolor and will give it a more painterly look on the portrait.
MichaelaH last edited by
I like the color combination, so go for it. It looks good all together
Coley last edited by
I like the colors, looks good