One of my favourite parts of illustrating a book is helping to design the cover – you get to sum up the whole story in one image.
Here’s how the cover for My Dead Bunny came about.
The first step was brainstorming. Here’s a bunch of little sketches (called ‘thumbnails’). I sent these to the team at Walker Books, and they picked their favourite 5.
I sketched up the 5 ideas in a little more detail and added some quick colour.
Walker wasn’t sold on any of the 5, but wondered if a combination of version 3 and 4 might work. So I combined those two to make version 6:
… which became our final version. I was really happy with how this one turned out.
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