"Castle Call"--Book cover for Gynergy Connection

Final, after titling applied.

Final, after titling applied.

Original before titling applied.  No post pro other than circular motion blur on the LifeFlight helo's rotors.

Original before titling applied. No post pro other than circular motion blur on the LifeFlight helo's rotors.

This is a bookcover illustration I was recently hired to do. It was an interesting project, since I don't usually do planetside landscape scenes. Modeled in Blender 2.82, rendered in Cycles, Post Pro in GIMP 2.10. TItling done by the book's editor.
I was given a very broad description to work from. "Recently built 12th-14th century castle, in Western Oregon, near the foothills of some mountains, with a lifelflight helo flying overhead.", otherwise, pretty much given a free hand with design sense. Fun project, and the author and editor were both a pleasure to work with, since they understand the care and feeding of freelance graphic artists. (Hint: patience and no micromanaging.) Good people to work for. =)