Into the Den of the Bear • Cover Art

For this project I was asked to create a photo-illustration for a military book cover that is reminiscent of news reel images, where an animated arrow often showed the path of troop movements over a map. To do this, I photographed the period map of Russian front, the iron cross and ribbon. I then created the arrow out of the ribbon photos, illustrated smoldering points on map where major battles occurred, composited the medal and arrow in and added in fire / smoke effects and drop shadows.

© 2010 Jeff Glotzl
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