It’s been a little while since I revised this illustration (with the “sinister filter” in Photoshop). I am waiting for the final go-ahead to complete the cover of this book so that I can post it in its entirety, but I wanted to show the approved illustration. Definitely more sinister looking. The client, author, and publisher all agreed thankfully, and love it. (Whew!)
Besides the skull face I added texture to the surfaces to give a more realistic feel and move away from the flat, cartoony look that I had before.
Next step will be the back cover, flaps and spine for this one. Looking forward to it.