Monday, May 5, 2008

Book Cover



I work full-time as an in-house illustrator for publishing company in Pleasant Grove called American Legacy Publishing. That's right, I get paid to draw and paint all day! Right now I am working on a series of books and this is an example of one of the covers. I created it from start to finish using Photoshop. It presented me with a lot of challenges but I'm happy with how it turned out. I had intended to deliberately avoid posting any work done at my job because I wanted my blog to motivate me to do my own creative work on the side. However, lately I have been doing a lot of extra work from home and I didn't want to go too long before posting something new. So hopefully I will soon find some time to do more of my own stuff because if I don't you can expect to see more examples of what I am doing from 9 to 5 every day.

6 comments:

Michelle G. said...

This turned out so good! I think this is my favorite cover you've done so far - it looks great!

dwilson said...

Chris, this cover is amazing. I love the integration of what appear to be traditional and graphic techniques.

You may want to shrink the image or create a watermark to protect your company's property, and your rights.

Great job.

Hefnatron said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love the execution of lines and the colors!Beautiful!

jennifer said...

Good job. Like I've said before, Your night scene is fantastic.

The Eggett Family said...

That is incredible Kris!!!

Erin and Spencer said...

Kris is that little boy really just a representation of you as a little boy. I swear that that is the exact same face that you gave when you stole Ol' Farmer McGubbins honey pots. Sorry to dredge up that painful part of your past.