Thursday, 24 September 2009

Bitter Ashes cover

This is a cover illustration for a book about the Canadian effort and experience in World War II. I took this illustration to approximately 95% completion in late April. At that point the publisher deemed it good enough to use, but I wasn't totally happy with it, and planned to give it a little more polish.

Unfortunately, it took me four and a half months to finish it. I'm not sure if it was just a lack of time in my schedule, or a lack of talent and confidence. It was probably a combination of all those factors, since I'm sure I've picked up some knowledge along the way that helped me put this piece to rest.

If you are interested, the book is called "Bitter Ashes," and is published by Napoleon/Rendezvous Press.

This painting is © Christopher Chuckry.

Thanks for stopping by.


Swands said...

Really well done, kudos to you!

Chris Chuckry said...

Thanks Steve!