Monday, October 18, 2010

The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman

I just noticed the a book I did a cover for last year has been released!  Working with Harper Collins was fun.  Probably the hardest part for me was hitting the right look for the target audience, as I don't exactly have a thumb on the pulse of the "tween" fiction market.  So I just went for something more realistic than my usual, but that still had some fun and imagination to it.  In retrospect I should have hired some models instead of trying to work out of my head, but I still wouldn't want to lose that that slightly skewed, almost carictured look.
I read an early draft of the book before starting the illustration, and I enjoyed it in spite of my out-of-touch-ness.  If you want a copy, you can see it here.

12 comments:

  1. Awesome--I'd read it just for the juicy cover.

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  2. awesome!!
    It's nice to see this more realistic approach in your art!

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  3. What a great font!

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  4. i love it!!! cool work dude! ima copy paste into my INSPIRATIONS private folder if you dont mind :p

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  5. You did a great job! I'm going to buy a copy for my little sister. :)

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  6. Hey - wait, wait, wait! That's MY publisher. You worked with MY PEOPLE. cool. Wish it had been my darn book -

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  7. I dig the slight caricatured/stylized look. It turned out great, I'd read it=)

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  8. Well , it´s a bit different of your style Sam , but it´s great still.
    Congratulations for to be that way

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  9. this looks great man! The blue of the boy's hoodie is really lush and vibrant

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  10. This would be very attractive!

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