Process for a series of covers done for Penguin Random House book publishing.
These book covers were done for a Penguin Random house re-packaging of the Book of Ember book series. Here are the final images front and back without text added. We had quite the journey with these babies to say the least, I can just say that I learned a lot about myself as a professional illustrator and hope to take that knowledge with me in future endeavors. I ended up with the above 4 finals as I promised them before I left on a long trip to Europe. While I was away they decided they changed their minds (again) and wanted to re-do books 2 and 3. At this point I was way beyond my time on this series and on to other projects, so we hired my awesome and amazingly talented buddy Bryan Lashelle to finish the new versions of books 2 and 3 while I art directed and did paintovers.
Below are some Roughs I did for the series. I did around 40 total but here are some of the most significant and some I personally like better than the final direction.