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.

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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.

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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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