Tuesday, February 2, 2010
“Sackett Brand” Book Cover Montage
This was to be the first of a series of six cover illustrations for reprints of Louis L’Amour western novels. The idea was to recreate the look of the great photos Edward Curtis made of western subjects and landscapes. Art director Scott Biel requested five cowboys riding towards the viewer with a “black mesa” in the background. The montage was built from the stock photos below, along with my own sky images and hand-painted textures. Unfortunately, the series has been put on indefinite hold.
CLIENT: RANDOM HOUSE
ART DIRECTOR: SCOTT BIEL