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Archie Greene Book 2 process

 Usually do these super fast after a long day of work, so try to get ideas out the quickest way I can and keep them super rough so I can make changes quicker and easier. My Art director at Harper Collins is a total dream to work with and usually makes it easy on me because she is so professional and such a good communicator.

This was my first pass with the cover, they wanted Archie next to the big book which seems easy enough. I was feeling like #3, 4 and 5 were working and leaning towards #3. 

This was my first pass with the cover, they wanted Archie next to the big book which seems easy enough. I was feeling like #3, 4 and 5 were working and leaning towards #3. 

This image probably speaks to my process more than anything, I like to just throw down a few lines in a super small thumbnail that dictate the general composition and go from there. 

This is the rough with some notes to add the hourglass in the book pages and adjust the aspect ratio to fit their dimensions, as I didn't really do that in my first pass.

This is the rough with some notes to add the hourglass in the book pages and adjust the aspect ratio to fit their dimensions, as I didn't really do that in my first pass.

I did a quick pass of color thinking that I wanted this to be more subtle and desaturated. The feedback was to really amp up the color and saturation overall, so after some back and forth we agreed on the below image. 

I did a quick pass of color thinking that I wanted this to be more subtle and desaturated. The feedback was to really amp up the color and saturation overall, so after some back and forth we agreed on the below image. 

The new color rough.

The new color rough.

Here's the final image with more details added. I had my friend Talexi visiting from England while working on this and didn't want to take too much time away from hanging out but he helped me figure out some ways to do the warped text on the book and pages that I think added a lot to the piece.

Here's the final image with more details added. I had my friend Talexi visiting from England while working on this and didn't want to take too much time away from hanging out but he helped me figure out some ways to do the warped text on the book and pages that I think added a lot to the piece.