In 2015 I was asked to make illustrations for the cover of Julie Murphy’s book Dumplin’. The book became a New York Times #1 bestseller in October of 2015. You can see more about this project here.
In 2016 I was asked to work again with the same team to create the cover for Julie’s new book title Ramona Blue.
Ramona Blue will be out May 9, 2017, from Balzer + Bray. The cover and an excerpt were revealed already on bustle.com.
Below is a series of images showing the process of developing the image.
I was very fond of the version showing her swimming upwards and the rising bubbles forming the “o” of “Ramona”. Unfortunately, book titles need to be large nowadays to be readable in small icons in E-Readers and online stores.