Sneak peek and the mystery of interpretation.

illustration of nested doll

This is an illustration for a upcoming mystery novel. I had a lot of fun with this, but the client felt it just wasn’t sinister looking enough. So back to the drawing board I go.

Interpreting the wishes and desires for a client is a tricky thing at times. You go over the client’s instructions and suggestions, do your research, and then do your best to interpret it all with the creative energies they’ve hired you for. Sometimes it’s a bull’s eye hit and other times the target is missed all together. All part of the process.

I found out that I’m not too far off from the mark on this one. I’m getting ready to tweak it with the Sinister filter in Photoshop. 🙂


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3 responses to “Sneak peek and the mystery of interpretation.

  1. Sooooo…what does this mean that it’s not sinister enough? Will you have to rework the whole cover or is it a matter of tweaking the expression on the doll’s face?

  2. Hi Theresa. Hopefully it will be just an adjustment on the face for the most part.

  3. Pingback: Sneek peak – revised «

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