Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Work In Progess: “Seen The Glory” book cover




In this Civil War novel, by John S. Hough, Jr., two teenage brothers leave the relative comforts of their Martha's Vineyard home to join the Union Army, ultimately leading to their participation in the notoriously bloody Battle of Gettysburg. Meticulously researched, the book provides a riveting look at both military life and the societal conflicts that marked the period.

Below are the original sketches, and above are three versions of the finished artwork. This one is still pending approval. At one point, as the various props were arriving at our house, my wife said to me, “Please tell me you didn't buy that musket.” No, just rented.



CLIENT: SIMON AND SCHUSTER
ART DIRECTOR: MICHAEL ACCORDINO

2 comments:

Alice Young said...

When you have this many good options - how do you choose which one is actually used? Or is that a client decision?

Richard Tuschman said...

Gee, thanks Alice! That is definitely a client decision. I try not to show anything I would not feel comfortable seeing approved, but I always give a few options, at least three for book jackets.