The Mysterious Mr.Spines : WINGS
Here is a cover I recently did and got the OK to show it now.
The Mysterious Mr. Spines: WINGS, was written by Jason Lethcoe, and is being published by Grosset & Dunlap/ Penguin Group USA.
I think this story is really going to appeal to fans of (the later) Harry Potter Books, The Golden Compass, and others of that sort, while still being original. From the manuscripts I was given, it has wonderful imagery and will really fire up a child's imagination.
The art direction was very clear cut, and they already had a definite direction they wanted to go in, but sometimes working in those limits can bring about creative result. Below are the sketches, and after submitting the first 3, it was decided they would like a combination of sketch #1 and sketch #3, with the central character sitting.
The painting was done almost entirely in oils, but I added some elements and tweaked the face in digitally. I really enjoyed working in a mix of traditional and digital and when time allows, I think I 'll be pursuing that in my future works.
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oil on board / digital, 20" x 28"