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BZG4 Cover by sadwonderland BZG4 Cover by sadwonderland
This is the cover for book 4 of Bizenghast, woot! Vincent finally has his own cover! Go him!

I always wanted to do a cover in blue and gold...also with a ship in it. I love ships!

inked with brown ink and brush, the colored with copic marker, 3 hours.

Actually I forgot to post what I put on my forum about this, which was that it WAS inspired by the contest winner Cor-chan's entry: [link]

The bound arms of Vincent, the position of his torso up against the pillar, the expression of his face and the color of his shirt all inspired this picture. Originally I wanted to have vines crawling up the side of the ship but it loked too busy and overdetailed. The concept had to be dramatically altered to fit the theme of the other three covers...namely, that the main figure had to be physically altered in some way (cover one, she has a violin for a torso...cover two, her eyes are on her hands...number three, she's part skeleton). I did an earlier sketch much closer to Cor-chan's drawing with only half of Vincent being held by the vines, but it was not as striking visually.

However I wouldn't have come up with this idea without Cor-chan's entry! She will still get credit as the cover conceptualist in the fourth book!
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misatomireille Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Artist
<3 Vincent!
WenchyPirate Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I love this cover so much. I love ships and such myself, so this cover made me happy. That and the fact that I just finished reading the first 6 books in this series and about cried through a few of the plot points, ah the catharsis. You are a wonderful artist and author.
TheFeltHat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GLoabalGOthian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Neat the armor looks good with gold
lamamonkey5 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this just reminded my of the fact that Vincent died. I got so sad and felt so bad for glad sh got better though
oddismyhomeboy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I do love this alot, though I love what you did with my cover by giving him a manly sailor/dinah tattoo with hearts. I treasure it haha
kay-auss-sama Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
omg your covers are cursed arent they??? everytime dinahs not on it the character who IS on it... they... (SPOILER) Don't they??? like what happened to poor vicent???? GAAAAAAAH!!!! NOT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that said, i love bizenghast. tell Edaniel i say hi :)
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
thanks, I'll tell him! XD
DawnToDust Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
is there a possible way for me to order some bizenghast books i have 1 from a dusty old book shop? thats how i discovered it my mom saw it and though i might like it and out of pure luck i found number 6 at chapters and im trying my best to avoid spoilers so far i heard the spoiler bout vincent and edaniel in real for and edrear and well you know what i mean
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
you can buy them from any barnes and noble or borders, or you can order them online at! 3
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