Cover art for a collection of weird fiction
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This project involved creating the cover art for a collection of short stories called “Tell Me Like You Done Before” by the American author Scott Edelman, each of which was influenced by a writer such as Poe, Steinbeck, HG Wells, Shakespeare, etc. The editor included the brief which described a hand pulling back a curtain to reveal the heads of those writers mounted on the wall. This project really appealed to me as portraits of literary figures is a favourite subject of mine.

The artwork was created with a blend of traditional and digital methods – the faces were sketched out and inked by hand separately, then scanned and combined into the final composition in Photoshop, with colours and textures added that way too.

Matt Soffe
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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UK-based full time illustrator and colourist with a blend of digital and traditional skills. Specialist in pop culture portraiture (science fiction, fantasy, horror, movie and comi… Show more.

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