Sunday, July 20, 2008

international day of books update

I designed the covers for the two entries in this year's International Day of Books today. I am really pleased with them and I can't wait to see the two books in print form. I don't think we are going to have them in time for the official launch date of the 27th, but they should be available for sale on line shortly after that date and in bookshops a little while after that. I can't wait!!! I had originally planned to do detailed paintings depicting scenes and characters from the books, but after I did up sketches I realised that my book looked like a trashy romance (which it isn't) and highly illustrated covers aren't in vogue at the moment. Also, time did dictate I go with a more simple design. I really like them though, I hope other people will and be tempted to buy the books after seeing them.


Anonymous said...

They look fantastic. Can't wait to read both. if you dont make it as a writer, which you will, you can have a great career as an illusrater or web site person

Valpot said...

They look great.

Can't wait to see them either!

Inkpot said...

Thanks Anon.
Thanks Valpot.