Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time Lapsed

Wow, it's been a while since I added a new blog. I've been very busy with many things and really haven't had much time to devote to my little slice in the big blogger universe. I do now, have a little something interesting (hopefully) to share. I made this time lapse movie of a creating a book cover from start (well, almost start) to finish. The movie begins at a stage where I have already roughly placed some of the required elements into my Photoshop document. I used a stock image of a wolf and some background images I have as well as a photo of model David Kimmerle, I shot for this particular cover. The final cover is close to this, but a different color and altered slightly with revisions from the publisher, but it is essentially the same.

Although it is only 10 minutes long, the movie goes pretty fast, so get your slow-mo glasses ready. I can't remember how long the actual time spent was, but I think it was about 2.5 hours. The final illustration with all revisions totaled about a day.

So, if you have 10 minutes to spend and don't mind reading a few very quick captions now and again (sorry), take a look.

Here's the link:

Book Cover Creation Video