Monday, February 21, 2011

silent hill past life trade cover

original painting is oil on 16x20 linen canvas.

Looks like this might be the cover for the trade paper back for Silent Hill : Past Life.
I had a lot of ideas about what I wanted to do with the cover for the trade, I kinda want to do a montage of a lot of the characters from the story, but every mock up I came up with seem to take away from the story line it self, they all seemed thin somehow, it just did not seem to mix or manifest the story well. So I kinda torn it all down and started over, this is what I ended up with.
The story is really about Jeb, and he never really got his due on a cover, so I set Jeb in front of a "Memento Mori", and to me it simplified and showed the story , it just locked in for me.

wiki : Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as "Remember you must die". It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose: to remind people of their own mortality and the punishment they will receive if they transgress the rules of their religion.
The phrase has a tradition in art that dates back to antiquity.

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