How Dawn of Legaia's Concept Art Came To Be
A couple years ago, I decided I wanted a visual for my story that I could use as a promotional piece.
I saw a friend of a friend on Facebook that was custom painting Vans quite well, and so I reached out to this young artist (named Arotin Hartounian) and picked his brain a bit.
He was equally excited to discuss the possibility of painting science fiction artwork. Over the course of several months and a few coffee house meetings, I provided Arotin with what we both felt was enough information relating to my story and the overall vision, to enable him to generate a corresponding work of art.
He presented me with several rough sketches, so that we could select a basic artistic layout or design concept. Once that had been determined, he began his work, and a few months later, I had a painting on canvas that I could display proudly in my home, as well as on the internet whenever applicable.
Since then, Arotin has been busy with his rigorous scholastic endeavors, and I have been busy editing my manuscript and making friends on social media, but I enjoy thinking about our collaborative undertaking on a granular level. After all, providing someone with words that will translate into an accurate depiction of those words in visual form, is no simple task.