The map for Beneath the Lanterns. It can be downloaded and printed out. I did not include it in the ebooks because I find it awkward to jump back and forth in ebooks.
Books By C. LItka
Friday, July 20, 2018
This is my second attempt at the cover art for Beneath the Lanterns. On the plus side, it is an attempt to illustrate an actual scene from the novel. Once again we are in the city of Lanterna, and ahead of us we see its famous Lantern Tower. I think that I still prefer the first version, with some tweaks. While the lanterns in the title refer to the celestial bodies in the sky, and the Yellow Lantern would be the sun, so that I could use a day scene as well as a night scene, I think that the lanterns in the title would suggest a night scene. However -- I think I will at least attempt one more painting, going back to my landscape roots with a wide bright day scene on the steppes. Stay tuned.
The complete unedited version. I would be using the left side for the back cover of the paperback edition.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
This is just a rough mock up of the cover from the one painting I have done that is of a city in the story. Everything is just eye-balled, I didn't measure anything and the painting is just a sketch, more or less. (It will get slightly more detailed, if I use this one.) As with all my covers, they are more for the mood than illustrating the story. This is a scene from Lanterna, but our heroes were there in the dark days, and this is a painting from the light days... I still have plenty of time to paint something else, but I'm not holding my breath. This is like the sixth attempt at a cover painting.
Here is the full painting without any effects added in Gimp: