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Green Rider: Cover Art by pallanoph Green Rider: Cover Art by pallanoph
Is there a category for book cover illustration, or have I missed it entirely? :noes:

Here's a project I've been wanting to share for a while now, and since the books only hit the shelves in the last couple of months (in the UK and Australia, that is) I'm free and clear to throw these up for you to look at.

This is the first cover illustration out of four that I completed for Kristen Britain's "Green Rider" fantasy series, published by the Orion Publishing Group / Gollancz in London. For those of you wanting to see the full cover as seen on the books, you can check them out on Amazon: [link] I'll probably be posting up the finished covers as they appear when I get my files. :) The format of this illustration is due to the fact that it was envisioned to wrap around to the back cover, in case it looks awkward here on its own without the text and other elements. :lol: (Now I wonder if I've forgotten to add any other bits of information...)

Check out the cover for the second book, "First Rider's Call" here: Because it's my favorite of the four. Go!

Good ol' pencils on vellum bristol. And several hours of work!

Art April Schumacher 2011.
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username667 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I just finished Blackveil for the 2nd time.
It's 5 am and I have Mirror Sight on my lap.
THE HYPE IS REAL but I should go to sleep.


I hope I'm not disappointed by the ending...
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Pity we don't have that version here, I got the first book recently but it has another cover. :shrug:
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hollyleaf12345 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
The very reason I picked up this book was because of the cover, I am so excited to find it on DeviantArt!
Well done for such great piece of art and an eye catching cover Heart 
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Benaissa-Bendaoud Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014   General Artist
beautiful work
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zezosquall Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
amazing indeedHeart 
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Mr----Blue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
your  artwork   make  me  craze.
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ms-amber Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. Great detail. I'd really like to see a full sketch without pieces being cut off.
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YaNeferMaat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Lovely! Your horse is very well done. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on providing the cover illustrations for these books.
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Rui-Shi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Saw this in my local book store and instantly knew it was you! Really adore this, Im a fan of simple (?) book covers.
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Jezzy-Art Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God. This series. Gives me the feels, it does. 
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