I’m still working away on the cover for EllRay Fights Back (2011), the first book in the new series written by Sally Warner and published by Viking. As I said in an earlier post (2/16), making the first jacket in a series can be a challenge and this one had been no exception. I’m down to the inking part. At this point, I have done several inkings, but I think, we’ve finally got a winner.
In the one below, the feedback was that the boys looked too feminine…too much wild hair. I guess Jared’s hair (boy on left) could be interpreted as wavy.
This one made the cut.
It’s amazing to me, still now after years of sketching, how I can copy a single sketch over and over and every single time it looks slightly different. Once more, the smallest change in a line can completely change a character’s expression or the overall feeling of an image.
Now it’s time to paint.