Book covers

August 27, 2012 By Paul Yeatman

I seem to have spent more time procrastinating than doing. My original plan was to create a dust cover for Anno Dracula but putting an old scalpel on the cover. I changed my mind when I came across a similar design during my research.

My second idea was to have Charles Beauregard and Geneviève on the front cover. I ditched that for the male only, modified into a vampire. This is a subdued drawing that at present is s bit muddy. I want to sharpen it up and need to do that tonight so I can visit the printers.

There is a second task required if me: an internal black and white book illustration. This one I am trying to recreate a scene from the book where the Ripper scrawls a message on a brick wall. I’ve done the drawing, but the text needs to look brighter and I’d like. To reverse vignette this, though my attempts at that have been so far disastrous. At this rate, I’ll be ditching my photoshopped version and whipping something up in a sketch pad tonight before scanning it in. At least I can print they off on my home printer.
The cover extends wider than A3, so that’s a pain.