Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Miri Attwater and the Ocean's Secret Cover Redesign, Part 3

In past posts I've showed you the original pencil sketch of Miri and the first colored version of her face. Or course, for the new cover of Miri Attwater and the Ocean's Secret, we needed Miri to be more than just a floating head.

The hair changed a bit too. It's shorter and the curls are a bit softer. But, there's still the same mistake from last week. Have you spotted it yet?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Cover for Miri Attwater and the Ocean's Secret, Part 2

Last week I showed you the first step in the new book cover design for the Miri Attwater series. Of course Miri can't stay black and white. :) Next step, color!

Oops! Something is wrong with this picture... do you know what it is? I didn't even catch it. One of my girls pointed it out.

Hint - one of the colors is wrong.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A new cover coming soon for Miri Attwater and the Ocean's Secret

So I've been a bit busy lately working on a bunch of technical details to move my author website and blog to a new site, esivy.com. If you're interested in crafts and other things that occupy my mind, hop on over and check it out.

But we've also been busy with a whole new cover design for Miri Attwater and the Ocean's Secret! I still love the old cover, but when we were trying to come up with a cover for Book 2, Miri Attwater and All that Glitters, things just weren't working. Among other things, we wanted to make the books look friendlier and more colorful.

This, of course, has the drawback that it's slowing down the release of All that Glitters. So in the meantime I thought I'd show you some progress on the new covers.

TechnoTim started by drawing a bunch of different sketches for Miri using pencil and paper. I critiqued them and he tweaked them. Here's the one we finally decided looks just like Miri.

Let me know what you think. Does the drawing look like Miri to you?