In 2015 I made drawings for the book cover of Julie Murphy's Dumplin'. Julie has written a companion book for Dumplin' titled Puddin'. You can read more about it here.
I was asked again to draw the two main characters Millie and Callie for the book's cover.
Julie has posted the picture of the completed book above and a few more on her Twitter.
Depicting a book's main characters is always a tricky thing, because you do not want to take away too much from the reader's imagination. This time around I made quite a few sketches to try out different poses and got very valuable input about clothing and other details from Aurora Parlagreco, the art director, and Julie, the author.
Dumplin' managed to be a New York Times #1 bestseller. I wish Julie and the team the best of luck with Puddin'.