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The Order Book Cover by NorseChowder The Order Book Cover by NorseChowder
This is another image for a book cover that I finished up late last year, and now that the book has been released....
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Joao-Ovitzke Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its your? I have this book, your art came to Brazil! :D Congratulations, greetings from BR.
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Holyknight3000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved the book, loved the art. *wishes there was a wallpaper for this*
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Aceryn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing, such a wonderful book cover. I love the details you put into it. (:
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PrisonedPride Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing! is it just me who think the compass looks like a eye?
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pain-designs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice work :wow:
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Zaebrael Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The giant DA icon looks absolutely fabulous covering up the entire metal piece/compass.

Also love the leathery texture. :>
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NorseChowder Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Fair enough. Fixed.
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Zaebrael Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I can see the little details put in with care :D The fainter runes on the compass were not entirely visible until now, the fine details really bring it out. I really like the way you shaped the metal where it "crosses over" The near broken infinity sign really does a good job keeping your eyes focused. I didn't even notice till now the blood on the cover *facepalm* The bottom right, while really hard to see, looks fantastic and realistic.

I'm curious though, how does the yellow light from the compass reflect around it on the leather but the red doesn't? Or is it the light source focusing down on it that's yellow, given the piece is shown embedded and not raised?
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NorseChowder Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose that the yellowing that you're seeing could be described as discoloration or as being a result of an outside light source...in this case I believe that I made the conscious choice to make the area around the symbol maybe slightly more yellow because it would draw your eyes out of the dark warmer shadows, and toward the symbol itself. The yellow isn't necessarily coming from the yellow within the symbol, but as a painting, both it and the leather share a palette. In having the two materials share a color palette, it helps to bring the painting together as a whole, and while not totally real in appearance I think it does its job....

...also, perhaps the center isn't truly yellow either....maybe it's just revealing what is behind it....;)

In the end, if you really want to see the details of the piece and ruminate on their meaning, I recommend either buying the book, or at least checking it out at a bookstore...
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Zaebrael Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh ok. I had a similar line of thought of why, very good to know regardless.

I do plan on checking out The Order after I finish my Starcraft series, Diablo archives, Night of the Dragon, War of the Ancients, and Shattering. I finished the Book of Cain! Haha. I'm still missing some others. Definitely have my writer preferences on them. Definitely curious on Nate Kenyon's style :D

Also thanks for taking the time!
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