|Finished book cover illustration|
Howdy, howdy! Well, here's a book cover illustration gig I just finished today. I had a lot of fun with this one. I drew it up in Flash and coloured it in Photoshop and put the FX in. The client wanted the piece to have a child-like quality to it. He also had a very clear idea in mind as to what he wanted. His drawn image is below:
|The base idea of the book cover which the client drew and emailed to me|
It was very handy having the layout he wanted in mind. I did make a few changes though as having the name on different signs was a bit too hard to read.
Roughs are good as they eliminate some of the guesswork. I like having roughs when backgrounds are involved especially as I am never too sure what angle the scene is in the client's mind so a rough layout is extremely helpful.