Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Recent Work: “Depression” Book Jacket Finish

Just finished this artwork for Climbing Out Of Depression by Sue Atkins. The sketches for this project were posted on June 3rd. Again, the publisher chose sketch A. It seems as though about 85 percent of the time sketch A gets the nod. I am really not sure if my best ideas usually come first, or maybe there just is something about that letter “A”? Anyone else out there have a similar experience?

The concept came to me fairly quickly. The tricky part was executing it convincingly. The final image was created with a combination of table-top photography, previously shot personal photos, and Photoshop.


Recent Work: “Cashay” Book Jacket Finish

This is the finished version for the middle-grade novel, the sketches for which were shown in my June 3rd post. As you can see, the publisher went with sketch A, the only change being the stock photo of the girl. I tried shooting a couple of different models, which is always my preference, but the publisher really liked this photo.


Moving: Life Among The Boxes

I have not posted much recently because I have been in the process of moving from Boston to Sarasota, Florida, where my wife has a new job. I am now safely ensconced in the Sunshine State, and slowly digging myself out from under all of the boxes. I love the palm trees, ocean, and weird new plants and long-legged birds. Okay, it is a bit humid.