Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Orchard (my first commissioned book cover!)

So this is my first commissioned book cover! In honor of that I wanted to show my process, which was really exciting.

Thumbnails in my 'idea book':


From that the publisher chose three to be enlarged:


She liked the last one, of the single tree but asked that the trunk not be quite so gnarly. Then color studies and the composite sketch:


This is the grey leaves separate from the rest. By far the most work in the project:


The finished product! The original is 13"x8.5" I think (biggest thing I've done in cut paper since those insane, long silhouettes a year ago):


It's not definite that this is the published cover yet, but fingers crossed!

5 comments:







Marie McLaughlin
said...

Im so proud of you kevin, this is beautiful!

LeahNO said...

GORGEOUS, KEVIN!!!!!!!! You are incredible! And I miss you beyond words!

Akeem Everett said...

Simply beautiful, congrats.

Jonessta said...

This is really amazing work, I hope it gets published so I can see it around =) Also, thanks for showing your process, I love looking at sketchbooks and ideas, it's like an insight into another artist's life and the way they think. Great job all round =)

folderol said...

Thank you guys so much! I'll keep everyone updated if it actually gets published!

 

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