Monday, September 22, 2008

“Irene Dos Santos” Book Jacket



The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos,
by Margaret Mascarenhas, explores themes of love, truth, and belonging through the character of a free-spirited fifteen year-old girl who one day disappears into the Venezuelan jungle. The art director requested an image of the character in her white dress and red shoes walking into the lush, green jungle. Not much Photoshop in this one, one or two layered textures and some hand coloring. For the type treatment, I was inspired by Latin American cigar boxes.

Above is the finished artwork, and below are the original sketches presented.

CLIENT: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
ART DIRECTOR: BRIGID PEARSON

2 comments:

mmask said...

Thanks, Richard. I love the cover.

margaret

ansie said...

You should give links to the books that goes through to Amazon, that would be nice, and may earn a few pennies!