I thought it would be fun to share with you some process photographs of cover illustration of the Ukkosmaine book Salamaponin selässä (English: Riding on a Thunder Pony) written by Ville Karttunen. Above you can see the finalized version of the front cover. The illustration is made by me and the graphic design by Matti Karttunen.
The background I painted separately (above). It was inspired by the digitalized world of Salamaponi -music video. I painted it with bright colors but in the final illustration I chose to turn down the saturation to illustrate how Ukkosmaine is the bright colorful force above the grey world.
There is still about 10 hours time to support this project by pre-ordering the book from the Mesenaatti page. I highly recommend doing so! It’s your chance to be part of making this Sunday little brighter. It doesn’t matter that it rains outside since in the world of Ukkosmaine it’s sunny forever.