Saturday, June 25, 2011

Recent Projects

Child of the Mountains, by Marilyn Sue Shank, is a middle-grade novel about the struggles of a girl growing poor in the 1950’s in Appalachia. I had recently taken taken a number of landscape photos of the region on a road trip from Florida to Ohio, so I had the background ready to go. It was just a matter of photographing the model to match, and some careful compositing.



CLIENT: RANDOM HOUSE
ART DIRECTOR: VIKKI SHEATSLEY






Above is the cover photograph for Riding For The Brand, a collection of western short stories by Louis L’Amour.

Below is the cover montage for another Louis L’Amour western title, Tucker, this one a novel. The cowboy, horses, and ship I culled from stock, the landscape is mine. In this case I found the stock photos first, then shot the beach scene to match found images.





cowboy on horse © Daniel Lobo
extra horse on beach © Jodi Jacobson
ship: unknown photographer

CLIENT: RANDOM HOUSE
ART DIRECTORS: BEAU L’AMOUR, SCOTT BIEL


Below are two unpublished comps for a novel, Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen. The story centers on the relationship of two sisters growing up in small town Wisconsin in the late 1940’s.



CLIENT: CROWN PUBLISHING
ART DIRECTOR: JESSIE SAYWARD BRIGHT



Below is the cover image for The Exceptionals, by Erin Cashman. This teen fantasy novel reminded me slightly of an American Harry Potter. It is a battle of good vs. evil, and the protagonist, a fifteen year-old girl who can communicate telepathically with animals, attends a boarding school in New England, where all of the students have special powers.



CLIENT: HOLIDAY HOUSE
ART DIRECTOR: CLAIRE COUNIHAN

3 comments:

Nate Woeber said...

The new stuff is great Tuschman! Hope all is well over there in Florida!

Richard Tuschman said...

Thanks, Nate, hope all is well with you!

Marilyn said...

Congrats on your Peaches and Cream award! I thought you might want to know that a blogger has listed CHILD OF THE MOUNTAINS as a tantalizing future YA title based on the cover:
http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/2011/08/tantalizing-future-ya-releases-mini.html