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Prickle Moon - Book Cover

Recently, author Juliet Marillier got in touch regarding illustrating the cover of an upcoming / yet-to-be-released anthology of short stories, being published by Western Australian publishers, Ticonderoga Publications.

This is the full-wrap cover, though you can see the official front cover here at my Wordpress blog, which also shows a lot of work in progress shots: [link]

PRICKLE MOON AVAILABLE FOR SALE RIGHT NOW!

Signed Limited Edition Hardback - [link]
Hardback - [link]
Trade Paperback - [link]

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Illustration board / ink / coloured pencil / watercolour pencil / silver acrylic.
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Estherhase Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Read your blog entry about this. I love when artists share something about their process.

This is really amazing. It's almost a shame to wrap it around a book because the composition of the whole piece works so well.
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Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 this one too, thank you for sharing your amazing work.
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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ajadedbrooke Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep coming back to stare at this, time and time again. I am in love with your work. I love the colours here. Everything is just beautiful. Stupendous. Wonderful. Brilliant. It reminds me of the Serendipity books I used to read back in the day. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, wow, thank you very much. I highly, highly recommend the book too. The anthology of short stories is incredible.
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colormuse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
juliet marillier is my favorite author of all time. i own every book she's ever written (and have read each one multiple times) and i am SO JEALOUS you got to meet and work with her!!! this is a gorgeous cover. it really feels like her writing style, if that makes sense. i can't wait to add her book and your art to my collection!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much for your lovely comment. Juliet Marillier is a lovely, true-hearted person and no wonder she inspires such awesome fans! I love her writing, and am very much looking for the anthology to come out.

it really feels like her writing style, if that makes sense.

That is, honestly, one of the loveliest things a person has said to me about the cover so much, so thank you! :D
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JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: It's a beautiful piece!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Dobrea Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
really lovely :) beautiful color
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the cover! It's wonderful to see your art out there where an appreciative audience will see it.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you! I cannot wait for the book to come out, it's very exciting. :)
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant :)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers!
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Valhalrion Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
very cute!! colours are lovely
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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leelastarsky Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is absolutely GORGEOUS!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Eee thank you!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Charming, I love the gentle colors.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) I love the colour scheme, it was a wonderful selection.
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Ysabetwordsmith Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Writer
This is so delicate and beautiful. I am glad to see that some folks are still using illustrated covers rather than photographed ones.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too. I really love illustrated covers, especially for sci-fi / fantasy, where concept art is just really rewarding and a lot of fun. The challenges of a full wrap cover were also kind of cool to work around. I actually respond really well to limitations (once I'm over the anxiety, lol), and having to place certain features in certain places was really great.
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Ysabetwordsmith Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Writer
I hope that illustrated covers continue. It worries me to see so many publishers switching to photo covers because they can't, or won't, afford art.

One thing I thought of would be to create a place where artists could post the fancy pictures they do for portfolios, and authors could adopt those as cover art. It'd be less expensive than commissioned covers, still get the job done, and create a market for art that often just sits in a portfolio.
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Silly-Lady Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Lovely!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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cirruscastle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love the monochrome colour palette. The textures are gorgeous. I also really enjoy the way the shapes in this piece are all soft and rounded.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I love working in monochromatic colour palettes, and it was wonderful to have an opportunity to within this project.
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AnnieMsson Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing picture. I love the details and the colors! :love:
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Eee thank you!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is really amazing
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Gsdlover7 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this! ^_^ I love detail, and the lines are awesome!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! <3. Also, love your username, German shepherds are awesome!
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Gsdlover7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gursh! GSD's are awesome! I love the totem you made of one! You're a beautiful artist and I'm glad I can see your stuff. :D
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Stygma Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link]
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :D
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squizzlenut Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so sweet! I love the limited colour palette. Congrats on getting such a project. :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D It's been immense fun thus far.
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the composition of this scene, the trees in the background and branches at the top.
And the colours are so wonderful :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Valkyriestears Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so lovely :)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Margot87 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I'd love to see some more complex works of yours, just like this one :) I hope you get hired over and over again for similar proejcts ;) This is truly beautiful, I love the color and overall mood, and the hedgehogs are just adorable.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I had the time or the commissions to offer more complex pieces. They are a lot of fun to do. :) I don't think this is the last cover I'll be working on though!
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely artwork.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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