Final Book Cover Design
Rough drawing ideas
Drawings and Prints
This last project I enjoyed working, because it's about creating a book cover. But before I do any artwork I needed to do research on an artist and learn his/her style. The artist I researched was Rockwell Kent. And I'd some options of what book I could use, for a final book cover design. They were:
With some research on the artist Rockwell Kent and thinking of what books there're from the project, I decided to work on "The Murder on the Orient Express." I start with rough drawings, to plan the book cover and some drawings to use on photoshop. The first drawings I did were of a couple of steam trains and some snowflakes in several shapes and sizes, next I used photoshop to created and develop my first book cover designs. When I showed my tutors, they said I needed to work on more of the artist's style, because there was too much colour of red in the background when it comes to murder and the snowflakes are in the way of the work. So I needed work on my final design at a different approach. Thinking back a little more carefully on the artist I researched about steam trains at the same. I get started on the finally design, the idea of this book cover is drawing a steam train's wheel at a close range and in perspective set. Between the wheels would be either a bloodied knife or murdered victim underneath. It was an easy task by creating a couple of drawings, but it was tricky to decide which is better to use, till I decided to use the one with the murdered victim. I scanned the drawing and adjusted the cover design by adding in title, author and info about "The Murder On The Orient Express", before I printed out the design. When I showed it to my tutors, they were more impressed with my effort. What they think I should do to improve is add in a touch of red to make it more like murder in the scene of the crime.
This was a really fun doing this project.
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