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Mary Holland contacted me recently that she was promoting her book ”The Bone Road” online, and asked for a redesign of the cover for digital copies. It’s not often I get the chance to revist a cover I’ve done, so I jumped at the chance.
Ebook covers need to be designed a bit differently since they’re seen mostly as thumbnails. All books should have a powerful thumbnail, but in print you can rely on a level of detail to catch the eye that you can’t rely on in digital formats.
Here’s the set of initial images I sent her for the redesign. For me illustrating is the longest part of my process, being able to play with the text and colors was a fun exercise.
This illustration was the grand prize winner in Heather McDougal’s Steam Beast contest. I don’t normally submit to contests, but McDougal’s concept of the Steam Beast and and the lore surrounding it were so captivating I just had to draw it. You can read more about her work and see the other contest winners here!
I illustrated the dung beetle and gigantic poop ball for Caustic’s new album “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop”. This was a great project with a great client. The layout and text was done by artist Josh Lenius. You can order the album straight from Metropolic Records here (recommended), or from Amazon here.
Bigger version of the beetle: