Looking back though as far as the cover goes, I'd probably pick something different. Not enough people had read or even heard of Journey To The West to realize that yes, the fan was a kind of weapon, albeit only because it was magical. I got a lot of feedback about it not being very menacing because of that. Too funny!
So, here we go: some WIP stuff and the final result.
BTW, the Maya Mudbox app thing...yeah, I was taking a 3D class at that time...and it was...yeah...
|Initial composition roughs and ideas taken from different things in the book.|
|Initial character designing. Some very different stuff, the settled design on the left.|
|Start of a render for the character. Didn't go very far...but still, fun.|
|Final color design for the character, with the final again being on the left.|
|Journey To The West The final result. Photoshop CS5.|