I believe I can show this new cover now. This is the second book in The Mysterious Mr. Spines series by the talented Jason Lethcoe.
I posted the image for the first book in the series, WINGS
some time ago. The second book is called FLIGHT, and I think it is going to appeal to a lot of young readers. I believe they are expecting to release the first book early 2009.
Here are some of the sketches. The first book the team had a more definite idea of what they wanted on the cover, but for this one they really gave me a healthy amount of freedom to explore other ideas. I feel that extra elbow room made for a much stronger cover.
I will be selling originals and prints at the upcoming IlluxCon.
November 6-9 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Check out the guest list - a great group of artists will be there. Should be fun!
oil on board, approx. 30" x 40" with digital embellishments and tweaks.