Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Since you guys seemed to like Scarlet’s illustration breakdown, I decided to post Nicholas’s! Again, these artworks are by the super talented Enrica Angiolini, my illustrator for The Prince of Prophecy series.
Creating characters is quite a process, not only for authors, but for artists too. Sometimes this task can be daunting, but luckily for me Enrica is a professional in every regard and we were able to create some really gorgeous looking characters. With the face models and written descriptions I provided, Enrica was able to bring Nicholas (as well as all of my other characters) to life.
The following is a visual sample of Nicholas’s illustration process for the cover of The Prince of Prophecy Vol. II: Cursed from start to finish. *you can click on any of the images to make them larger*
First, Enrica sketches the characters for me to make sure they look how I’d like them to look. These were Nicholas’s first sketches:
Now it’s time for the shading! During this stage I can get a good idea of what the character is going to look like when it’s finished:
Once the shading is all finished and I approve the design, Enrica colors the portrait and adds details:
After all final adjustments are made, it’s time to see the completed portrait:
And voila! Isn’t he such a handsome villain?
If you’d like to learn more about Nicholas (and see more of his illustrations), purchase copies of The Prince of Prophecy Vol. I: Destined and The Prince of Prophecy Vol. II: Cursed. Both books have excellent ratings on Amazon and B&N.com, and they’re great reads for anyone who likes fantasy, adventure, and fairy tales!
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