Never Knew Another

Hello, gang !
Long time no see, but it’s so good to be back !
I’m really impressed with all the art I saw lately, you guys and gals rocks ! :)

Today, I want to share with you the art for the book cover of J.M McDermott’s Never Knew Another.
It will be published by Night Shade Books, on February 2011 and it’s the first part of the Dogsland Trilogy. It was a great pleasure to work on this Fantasy book, who got an unusual tone for the genre. Trust me, it’s a very good story !


The good ol’ combo of mine: including locally some photographs over digital drawing, then mixing ink washes, acrylic paintings and ashes [true !] all over it.
I want to also add the cover design here, because it’s special to me: our fellow gorillas Federico Piatti and Victoria Maderna have added their magic over my art and I feel happy to see my friends and I involved in the same book !


A very special thanks to Dave Palumbo and J.M. McDermott, for this fantastic opportunity.


About Julien Alday

Free-lance illustrator and Lapin.

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  1. came out gray….I mean great! ;)

  2. Cos Koniotis says:

    Very nice work! The character has a lot of presence and mood, I like it very much.

  3. Sergio Lopez says:

    So good to see a new post from you!

  4. Julien Alday says:

    @ Scott: you know how gray I feel when i read your kind words… No, wait ! :P Well, you get the idea. Thank you my friend !

    @ Björn: thank you dear sir, means a lot for me.

    @ Cos: Wow, thank you ! Merci monsieur Badass !

    @ Thank you Sergio. For be honest, I still have technical problems for posting on GA blog, but once again, Vic found the solution.
    [thank you Vic ! <3] I hope be able to post more in the future. Cheers !

    Federico, in case you read me: BIDET ! :P
    Thanks for the comments, guys ! :)

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