This is the B&W cover sketch and the (very) rough color character study with color palette (though I'm thinking of adding a few more greens and blues) for my submission to the Hurakan art challenge taking place on ArtOrder.
I think I'm happy with the B&W cover sketch's composition. I think of Hurakan as this chaotic diety who wreaks havoc as he dances wildly across the sky. The sketch has a few kinks, but that will be easy enough to fix in the painting process. Hmmm, one thing I'm noticing is that I think I need to raise him a little higher on the picture plane.
Providing a color palette for the color rough is something sort of new to me. I've always painted with a palette in mind, of course, but never really 'laid down the law' so to speak on color choices. Much of my painting process seems to come intuitively as I work.
Blues and greens are what this cover is going to require, so even though this rough gives samples of what colors I'll be using, I would hope that I will be able to incorporate a bit more variety within those color ranges. Anyway, that is my hope for this color rough's purpose... to provide a color example of what the finished piece will be (nothing locked down at this point).