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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
DawnToDust Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
thank you can you tell me the numbers of the books in the series and do you have an account on there i would feel better ordering them from you
hhallh13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Oh Alice, so amazing. I love your work, it inspires me allllll the time. I love Bizenghast as well, I have 4 books...need to go get the 5th, least I think its outs. Idk. lol. anyway, wonderful cover artwork!
Gaaragirl667 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Writer
Great peice of art. Just love the blue and gold. :)
Gaaragirl667 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Writer
I'm going out on a limb here, and saying that Vincent's death had something to do with the escape of the unbearable, as well as when he told her (and I quote) "We' again, Dinah...It's just a matter...of time."
*It may just be me, but I guess it just was asking to be guessed at with my personality what it is...yeah. Oh! And I found a ghostie in book five. I so smart.*

Don't pay any attention to me, move along.
Mercy-Mi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
RIP Vincent
Wicked-Wonders Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
Sob! Vincent is deadz! Why Marty Why?!?!
violetbeefstick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
I like his hat.;3
stella-luve Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008   Writer
Interesting... Although I've yet to read Bizenghast, I do enjoy the covers. :)

And I happen to like your HP fanfic... About Sev applying for the job. X]
AlmostxRight Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
i just read this today... hes dead! vincents dead! i'm going to cry you guys.
down1the1rabbit1hole Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
i read book four i loved all of it except Vincent well you know so i don't spoil it for people
bonnybanshey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Artist
why did you do it and you know what i mean poor dinah i know the feeling :tears:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
did it for the lulz.
bonnybanshey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Artist
i wasn't Lulz i mean i know he wouldn't be Dinah's boyfriend but i losing a best friend to deaths cold hand couldn't do anything for months and can't imagine Dinah even bothering getting up and going to the mausoleum
furuba-keitii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Ha, I actually just bought this one last night.
Or wait, no, two nights ago.
It was awesome (yet a little confusing)
XZephyrineX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
I still need to buy that. XDDDD Mebe sooon... I love the new cover. XDD I was wondering when Vincent would get a cover :P I was with some friends at an anime store and we saw this and I yelled "VINCENT"S FINALLY ON THE COVER!!!!" And yeah. XDD
KitsuneKarin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I read the fourth one in the bookstore today, I almost cried. But when I cry, I bawl so I didn't want to cause a scene.
Miss-Moonstruck Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I saw this at the bookstore today :D Very nice, I love the details darling!!
jakemester Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
We love Bizenghast! We love the story and everything! :D :mangapunksai:
ProfesserR Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Student General Artist
I just recently bought the fourth book and now wait in high anticipation for your next one. :D The art is amazing, the story is amazing and everything about bizenghast just pwns.

I <3 Edanial so much XD
kigamimaru Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
omgosh, its so awsome!!
KuroStarSunny Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I just bought 3 and 4 today! It's now my top favorite series. I love the art style!! And the story is really different from most manga and I love it! :)
Zatnik Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Woohoo! Hooray for random deviation, it brought me something good!It's nice to see something so good done with markers - I've started buying them (slowly, because they are /expensive/) and this sort of stuff is inspiring.

(Forgive any spelling ^_^)
Zatnik Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, *looks at her markers* they are wven the same sort! XD

...can you pretty please tell me the color codes of the markers you used for the skin, or suggest me a dark and a light blue that could be good for me to start off with? *begs*

*sidles out of the room*
Latterose Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
That's so cool! My friend just told me about your manga and I plan to check it out today! :dance: That, in itself, is soooo cool! :w00t:
katastrofik Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Ahhh, I can't believe you have a DA! I'm totally in love with Bizenghast, your pen work is AMAZING. You've inspired me a lot. :heart:

I love the cover for book four. I loved the whole thing of course, but... Vincent! He's my favorite! ;0; How can he be gone?
VampirePumpkin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007   General Artist
w00t for Vincent being on teh cover! He deserved a cover! ^o^
And it's so neat looking... I love the color scheme!
1B6 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist

this is what ima talking about

away with the clothing and on with the binding ropes

you do gold very well
ryou-rabbit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Yay for Vincent <33
I need to cosplay him
musicall-doll Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Yummy! (Vincent fangirl)
call-me-sayuri Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
I absolutely ADORE Vincent. Seriously, he is sooo amazing!!The drawing is absolutely amazing, as ever :D
vampiricchild Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
>0< I can't wait for BZG 4 to come out. *wiggles with excitement* I accosted my poor bookstore for weeks before I found out when BZG3 was being released, then a few more after the date it was to be released >3> I feel sorry for the poor bookstore.
Edaniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
I allways thought Curtis had a thing for ship masts.
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
oh SNAP! Edaniel has a DA account! I'm shocked. : O
Edaniel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I also have the "Edaniel" name on furcadia and gaia.

And thanks, I rather like my name, in fact, I believe you did created it.
Andi-the-Duke Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's awesome!
NatalietheGreat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
My parents are so psyched for the next volume since I was runner up in the contest.
Thanks for picking me! It'll look really good on my application to SVA in about three years, so yeah!
It's nice to see Vincent on the cover for a change.
OmegaAngelXIII Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
that. is just so. freaking. awesome. BZG 4 is gonna be so awesomely kewl! ^^
TYEplusPIXIE-DYE Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love your comic and this image:)
Blacklotuscomic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow so many details o_O lovely work!
shirabara Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
oh wow!! it's absolutely gorgeous! it has this unique antique feel to it and it hauntingly beautiful! i really like this! scratch that i love it!
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