Paisley Rabbit Book Cover
Watercolour and Gouache42 x 55cm
|Four cover mocks up to choose from.
Together we came up with four basic designs and then decided to ask the online public to vote for their favourite. We had a wonderful response, especially on Facebook. In the end the clear winner was layout D, which pleased me even more because that was also my favourite design.
|Rough layout 'D'.
|Hand drawn and painted text blocks.
I went through lots of trial and error. The pencil lines, when coloured, looked messy and they didn't create a strong enough edge to compete with the illustration sufficiently. I opted to work with the painted text block and tried varying the corner designs. I felt square cut-aways looked too harsh and in the end I worked up some quarter-circle cut-aways to replace them.
|The final cover design.
That's the end of this series of blog posts. I hope you enjoyed seeing the process behind creating this book cover design. Later on this year the book will be printed and made available to purchase online. Just as soon as that happens, I will post about the finished book and where to get it!