And so my latest digital project is complete!
This image is based on Darren Shan’s ‘Procession of the Dead’, book 1 of The City trilogy. This has always been my visualisation of the scene where the protagonist first steps into the office of The Cardinal, a tyrannical puppet-obsessed mob boss who runs the titular city. I have some history with this book associated with illustration as I did a narrative project based on this book in the past, way back in college when I was doing my art and design foundation degree, and this was the project that encouraged me to pursue illustration in particular. Now in the present day, I thought it was fitting to revisit what was basically my first illustration project and do a redux of one of my final pieces with the skills I’ve since obtained.
NB: The Cardinal has a crooked little finger on his left hand, so it’s meant to look like that!