Every now and then I get talked into (or even volunteer for) doing something beside my regular jobs. Then I regret it. It always becomes problem. I'm too busy, or too laid back, or expecting too much from myself, or ... something else. Eventually, I do what I've promised, looong after I've promised it and most of the time I'm happy with the result! And then I'm glad i got talked into doing it!
This cover illustration is no exception. It is done for the 4th album of series called "Vekovnici", written by Marko Stojanović. Marko is very persuasive and persistent, so he managed to gather over a dozen of artists from Vardar to Triglav to work on his book. Sometimes it seems to me that it would be easier to learn to draw himself, then get this lazy sprig to work steady! : )
Anyway, back to the illustration ...
If I remember correctly, we arranged it in Laktasi, in April. Only one month later, I did the sketch for it.
We agreed on some changes and - voila! - three and a half months later, I finaly drew it!
First i did a drawing in blue pencil, same size as it will be printed, then scanned it, printed and traced it lightly on a drawing board.
Then "coloured" it with grey Ecoline.
And then sent it to Mrva to do some real coloring in Photoshop.
Now I'm happy and I can go back to my mine. : )