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Wait For Night


I recently decided to paint my own version of the cover for Wait for Night, a story by Stephen Graham Jones.

I'm a fan of short horror stories and this one was a fun read for sure and it gave me an interesting visual to play with!

Original story: https://www.tor.com/2020/09/02/wait-for-night-stephen-graham-jones/

Commission guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/104IA-qLHnOmqQOwbz2T3QtcYD4HVIZ7De1c7YXvcgOA/edit

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great work. thanks for sharing.

Night comes. Time to get your some nightmares.

Such chills in this piece, I love it. The angle you put creates quite the experience when scrolling down, it's almost storytelling in how you did it. And I can feel such an atmosphere looking at this as a whole. Awesome job!

Eriyal responds:

And it's really good to see that others can see the story-telling effect of the angle. I was worried most people would miss it.

Wow this looks amazing and well done. The art really sets mood for a horror story. I noticed your description that "Wait for the Night" inspired to draw your own version of the cover. Although I never read the book I can tell base on this art alone its going to be a horror story.

I wish many artist who do story book covers would read the book fist and take inspiration from it.

I also love the way your art is positioned I could turn it sideways and it would look like a horizon being fogged up or consumed by the plague.

Keep up the good work. I also wonder is this digitally painted or traditional? If it's traditional what medium did you use?

Eriyal responds:

Thank you, and it's digital (made with Procreate on an iPad).
And I'm glad the angle of the painting "clicked" with you! I was worried most people would just get confused by it.
As for the book, it's actually a short story, so I had no excuse to not go through it :P

really good! it has that "mood" that edgier drawings tend to have. I like this piece of art. I like how the man has a stony expression in contrast to the skull, which almost looks like it's cackling. the sky in the background is gorgeous. I have one question though, what are those black tendrils?

Eriyal responds:

Thank you! And the black tendrils are branches, or roots.
In the story the main character finds a skeleton that was tangled in the roots of a tree that just got taken down.

Credits & Info

4.73 / 5.00

Oct 19, 2020
1:09 PM EDT
File Info
1067 x 1600 px
1.3 MB

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