Laura Gallego Garcia

So, this is how a design sketch

design sketch

is turned into a final piece:

I’ve finalised the sketch back in February, 2007, when I had to come up with a design for a new series (and its opening piece). It’s built on the masterful work of a seventeenth century illustrator and designer, John Droeshout. I wanted this new series – a fantasy trilogy by Laura Gallego Garcia – to look antique, somewhat desaturated and tome-like, yet with a touch of this bright new age that we live in, with a dynamism that suggests that the words, the story of this work will, hopefully, come to life in the reader’s mind – hence the dragon’s head arising into semi-3d from the illustration.

I think it was illustrator Richard Vass who turned my guiding sketch into a final piece – and I must say (seeing this preview) that he did a wonderful job… yet again. :)

(Click the final piece to see a larger version of the cover.)


6 thoughts on “Laura Gallego Garcia

  1. úgy, hogy első pillantásra ez ugrott be. a felső kép, a vázlat még részletgazdag, cirádás, satöbbi, a végleges változat meg jóval minimalistább, letisztultabb, egyszerűbb. továbbgondolva a dologot, ha lett volna egy még újabb változat, akkor az már kb. olyan lenne, mint történetünk hőse és az ő anyaga. de ez nem fika, csak kifejtése “vidéki barátunk sajátos, fanyar humorának” (copyright: bedő testvérek, 1990 :)

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