Sunday, July 27, 2008

My First Book Cover! :D


Yeah! It's been published!!! :) So last fall I had a bit of time on my hands...deciding not to go to grad school down here and all...so I hopped on the internet and found myself a freelance illustration gig :) Here it is! :)-- the cover anyway. The book is called The Battle For Augusta, and is for sale on Lulu.com. It's basically an allegory about the civil war and golfing...or something to that effect ...I think...(I haven't read it yet, but I'm going to get a copy)! :)

http://www.lulu.com/content/3123859

I did the cover in watercolor, and some interior illustrations in graphite. I should post those on my Flickr site now that I think of it...I think the cover turned out OK...It was kind of a rush job with a deadline, so I think it turned out as well as could be expected...If I could do it over and had more time, I might do a few things differently, but overall-- I think it looks OK for my first go at it...

Before this I illustrated a career curriculum for a non profit organization...It was black and white, and executed in pen and ink. I'm much better at drawing than painting I think. I'm also better with "non realism," so this project was a challenge. I can do realsim, but I need a photo to look at to make it accurate...with this I had to kind of make up the composition-- you know, make a composite image from a bunch of different photo references-- MUCH harder than just one photo as a reference...:O...Anyway, I hope this looks all right for the publishing world. I would love to do more professional illustration down the road :)

8 comments:

Robin Lynne said...

You go gil! That's awesome. It's a good lookin' cover too. My husband's a civil war buff, I'll have to show him this and say "You know that girl from WisCONsin that we met at the craft show..." (since we both don't remember names - however, faces and randomness we're good with.)

Random factoid: I'm neither good with paint or ink, haha!

Robin Lynne said...

girl... not gil. gee whiz!

Snitterdog said...

heheh!!! WisCONsin :) Thanks Robin Lynne! :)

Mira said...

Your artwork is really nice! I really like the book cover.

Helen said...

Wowser!! That is some book cover. I'll have to buy one. I think the cover is perfect. Very eye catching.

You really outdid yourself!

Mr. Chicken says hello! He got a new home today (as in new picture frame.

Angela said...

Wonderfully done Kerry! Congratulations!
Published!!! Way to go! You are so talented, I'm sure that you will find more art projects to do or they will find you.*Wink* *Wink* I'm so happy for you. :)
*HUGS*
Angela

industrialpoppy said...

That is so awesome! Wow-very insiring for me to get busy:)

Snitterdog said...

Thanks for the kind words you guys! :) You are all too good too me :D....I think I need to make me a chicken book! :)...