Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sketchbook Saturday

Here is a sketch from the cover of Giddy Up, Cowgirl.

Giddy Up, Cowgirl cover sketch

When I find a sketch that I'm happy with, I scan the sketch into my computer and play around with color. I also make small tweaks to the drawing here and there. My publisher will then take a look at these color sketches and send me in a good direction.

Giddy Up, Cowgirl cover sketch

Giddy Up, Cowgirl cover sketch

I paint the picture in acrylics, deliver the final painting to my publisher and then they scan the painting into their computers and place the text.

And there you have it - the cover that you see when you pick up the book. The more revisions a sketch goes through - the better it will always end up.

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