Mystery Solved

Here’s a sketch for a commission I did last week.  The commission was for a new cover to an old book, one of the Nancy Drew mysteries from the 40’s.  I’ve never read any of those books, but I think the client valued that, and wanted meet to produce something similar to the old covers that had come before, in my style, though.

It was an interesting project.  I felt challenged by the genre, as I normally work in the world of sci-fi or fantasy, and I suddenly found myself trying to clearly portray hairdos from a log-ego era.  Also, I found myself in the situation where the first-pass sketch, shown here, kind of nailed the composition I was going for, but didn’t translate exactly to the final piece, which I might put up at a later date.

Ultimately, it was a lot of fun, I I put far more time and effort into the end product than I meant to, just because I was enjoying myself.

nancy_sketch

 

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About Sam Garland

Freelance illustrator specializing in science fiction and fantasy artwork.

Posted on October 26, 2013, in Commisions, Sketchbook and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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