This is a painting concept for an alternative book cover. Right now it looks cartoonish, I plan on adding more stylistic anime and realism features. I use two layers, one for the background and one for the character. Both layers were masked and painted in grayscale. The background and lighting is going to be blue, so in my tone layers I made the character yellow to contrast with the blue. My paint layer I used a chalk brush to blend the colors with the yellow, so that the black suit, hair, and glasses have a little more pop. Whisper main attitude is bashful, but he is the team’s best fighter, and sniper. I ditch the guns concept to give him pistol gloves which he can use with his muay thai training.