A few days ago I was asked to design a book cover - oh boy.
Hands up everybody who judges a book by its cover - I do!
I'll still give it a chance and read the blurb before I make up my mind,
but I do, do like nice covers on books.
Of course, if the only thing good about the book is its cover,
you find out pretty quickly.
Anyway, no pressure, right - phew!
I made a sketch - editor loved it.
So far so good.
Then comes the coloring.
And everything goes nuts.
SO MANY OPTIONS!!!!
We haven't yet arrived at the final image
(editors and publishers consider a whole whack of factors
before deciding on a cover, so I understand)
but here's my rough drawings.
Can't reveal the tile yet,
but you can say it's a collection of notes about
"life, the Universe and everything", from the little of it that I read.
Notes from a mom to her teenage daughter.
Pretty cool, right?
Remember, these are just at the idea stage still...
I like these last two vintage-y looking ones best.
The one with the closed eyes makes the girl
look like she's floating away on a dream...
We'll see what gets picked.
(They might all get canned - then we start all over again :))