Sunday, July 29, 2007

MIA obiwan returns~

Don't kill me. i am so sorry~ Have been out of the loop for a while, traveling and moving and job change~

This is a book cover i did for Irene Gallo, for Tor's "Mad Kestral". Hope it earns me some points back...? :0P




some preliminary sketches i did for it:


24 comments:

Mark Stroud said...

Wow, just Wow!, I love your stuff.

Francis Vallejo said...

Great update. The color palette is especially solid. I also really enjoy the 3rd thumb btw.
take care
-francis

echo said...

**muuuuaahhhh**
((((hug hug hug hug))))

::echo::

Mark Behm said...

Such a great crafting of composition. Nice to see the comps too.
Congrats on the new gig. So where did you end up?

Randy Bantog said...

these are awesome shelly.

Lou Anders said...

Amazing. I second the sentiment that 3 was an interesting composition too.

Joshua James said...

O_O !

Mike Dutton said...

Welcome back to blogland, Shelly! The cover and thumbnails are gorgeous, and were worth the wait... the looooong wait.... Just teasing ya. ;)

It was great meeting you over the weekend, by the way. Take care!

SIM-R said...

Beauty!

Glad to see you back posting .

Icon said...

Oh Shelly it's so wonderful to see new art from you!!

Especially with this entry! Very lovely! I'm sure Irene will love it!
Does this mean you said goodbye to the world of concept art and said hello to the world of illustration?
Well whichever I wish you all the luck in the world and safe travels!

Keep in touch lady!

-Karla

Ben Mauro said...

great painting shelly!

nice meeting you again over the weekend at comicon. congrats on the new gig. all the best.

cheers.

-b

robin said...

nice to see you update again! and it was nice seeing you at sdcc again. hope you had a good time and i guess i'll see you next year :p

Irene Gallo said...

Shelly - It was great to see you in SD.

It's fun to see these sketches again. Really, any one of them would have made a great cover.

Diantres said...

great!

we want more!

:)

Autumn Rain said...

Great work as usual Shelly. Nice to see you at the con. Didn't get much chance to talk as the booth was hoping and we had to pimp.

Sam Nielson said...

Nice! Great storybook quality to it.

Mark Behm said...

Ah, congrats! Say hi to Tim Cheung for me.

Stephen said...

Very nice work, do you do work for hire? I'm an Art Director and I would love to work with you.

Kincept said...

niiice pirates shelly!

Rich Pellegrino said...

Beautiful work!

Misty said...

Hi Shelly,

I'm the writer! I cried when I saw the cover - I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful cover than what you created. You hit the mood I was hoping for perfectly. It's gorgeous, and you are amazing. Thank you so much.

:) M

the Incredible Andy said...

Don't worry Shelly, I won't kill you :) Your piece is killer, though. It was good meeting you at the Comic Con, and I'm so glad your blog is back! score!

Fabio... said...

wow... You are a genius...

I add your link to my blog...

Marcelo Vignali said...

This stuff is really amazing. It's like you came out of nowhere!

I'm assuming you've been tucked away in vis dev for a while, that's why I haven't seen your work in publishing.