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2nd book in the Arctic Code series. Published by Harper Collins

This book cover was a lot of fun and went super smooth. I LOVE working with Amy Ryan, Art Director at Harper Collins. She communicates clearly and is professional and encouraging. So refreshing. The above sketches were done in my sketchbook as an idea dump that I would show as options to get the ball rolling. I am only concerned with general composition at this point because it allows me to get that idea out and move on to another idea before getting too attached to one and forgetting about other options.

This book cover was a lot of fun and went super smooth. I LOVE working with Amy Ryan, Art Director at Harper Collins. She communicates clearly and is professional and encouraging. So refreshing.

The above sketches were done in my sketchbook as an idea dump that I would show as options to get the ball rolling. I am only concerned with general composition at this point because it allows me to get that idea out and move on to another idea before getting too attached to one and forgetting about other options.

Taking those roughs to the next stage, I made them a bit more presentable for this initial idea pass.  They liked the first one and after addressing some notes I moved to the next stage.

Taking those roughs to the next stage, I made them a bit more presentable for this initial idea pass.  They liked the first one and after addressing some notes I moved to the next stage.

I tried 3 color options one skewed warm, one skewed green and one kind of in between, but still pretty close to the idea of green rich color.

I tried 3 color options one skewed warm, one skewed green and one kind of in between, but still pretty close to the idea of green rich color.

This is the final cover image, I haven't seen the book yet but you can find it on amazon and Barnes and noble!

This is the final cover image, I haven't seen the book yet but you can find it on amazon and Barnes and noble!

Book in hand!

Book in hand!

Island of the Sun (Dark Gravity Sequence)
$9.65
By Matthew J. Kirby