Cover Art: The Lesbian, the Bitch, and the Bathrobe

The Lesbian, the Bitch, and the Bathrobe was the second time I attempted a large illustration for a book cover and it went much more smoothly. I learned from my mistakes with the first go-around. Megan (the blond) is tough, edgy, and athletic. I based her off of Australian fitness model Stacey McMahon, Susan Storm from the Fantastic Four, and this girl from my local donut shop with funky hair.

Could she get more badass? No, she could not.

Lily, on the other hand, is soft and voluptuous. I tried to contrast her with Megan in terms of physical build, color, and texture. The bathrobe was a difficult one for me to get right. I wound up just applying a blur filter over and over to give the robe a fuzzy texture. One interesting note: her glasses are based on ones worn by porn star Mia Khalifa.

Sure lots of people wear glasses. But these are porn approved.

Originally I planned to draw the title text by hand, but I found this Algerian font and it looked awesome. At first the text was reddish brown, but that was difficult to read. I changed it to a misty-tan in order to up the contrast.



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