Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bathroom Lion Cover, woohoo!





I'm really happy to finally be able to post something further on the bathroom lion book. No doubt a few tweaks to come here and there but this is the cover. Just 2 more illustrations for the inside of the book and I'm done! I've also posted an in progress lion doodle and my exploration of lion's paw bath legs... Although the showering lion was always going to be in silhouette I felt the need to know who I was dealing with behind the curtain. I think I read somewhere that Arthur Rackham always used to draw the rough details on his silhouette illustrations before inking in... I'd say it's essential in order to get a silhouette that really looks like it's owner. The multicoloured version of the hand lettered title is just a bit of whimsy to see what it would look like using the palette of the cover. More soon!

22 comments:

Brad said...

this looks fantastic! that cover has got me excited to see some more!

ArtSparker said...

Beautiful wraparound/spread. How exciting!

Chris Kennett said...

Yeah LOVE IT! Right down to those little beads of water dripping off his whiskers.

krisztina maros said...

this cover is just brilliant!!

Susan Rundle-Hughes said...

I love your illustrations. The cover design is beautiful :)

Philip Morgan said...

Beautiful work Matt, I can't wait to see it all in print.

Abz said...

What they all said.... ;)

me likey!

Jenea said...

Great and so funny Cover for boook!

Alina Chau said...

Love the cover design!!!

Lynne Chapman said...

The cover looks smashing - well done you! Your coloured lettering looks great too - ah well.

i*m.still.here said...

oh wow, good job! it looks great. :) i just may have to buy this book

Kevin Levell said...

Love the Lion, shame we don't see more of him.
You've done yourself proud fella... put me down for a copy!

Asja said...

Great cover! I love it!

cassia said...

amazing stuff. really unique and utterly brilliant. can't wait to see the finished book.

where abouts in Surrey are you, and are you by any chance, a member of the Surrey illustrators?

Carmen Saldaña said...

Congratulations for this work Matt! It´s a terrific cover I love it!
I want this book, can I buy it in Internet? Amazon or something like this?
:-)

Miriam Halahmy said...

This looks wonderful. Well done and look forward to seeing the book.

Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli said...

It looks fantastic!!!! Congrats Matt :)

cassia said...

Matt, your stuff is AMAZING! If you're not pro, you should be!

I think there's a Surrey Illustrator's meeting next week Wednesday, in Guildford. I've not managed to make it yet, but I'm definitely going this time, and I'm sure you'd be very welcome, if you're about? As far as I know, it's mainly kids book illustrators. Would be great to see you. Lemme know if you're interested and I'll email you the details, as soon as I get em!

anna wadham said...

great work and blog! love the cover :)

Abigail said...

Awesome! I'm a big fan of that typography, it works really well.

xlpharmacy said...

wow thank you so much for sharing this, I love your illustrations. The cover design is beautiful..

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