John Carter contacted me to tell me he had a very special project he wanted me to take on. He had a fan who absolutely adored his books and he wanted to create a new MG mystery series where the main character would be based on his fan. Out of all the covers I’ve done for John Carter, this one probably proved to be the most challenging given the time constraint and the perspective of the characters. Admittedly, the perspective and angle of the characters could have been a lot better and I was worried a lot about the house which had to be in a certain style. Architecture has always been a weak point for me to draw so I spent most of my time trying to find references for the house and trying to get the house to look right. Unfortunately, I started to feel like all of my attempts just weren’t working, so I eventually got a 3D model of a house and painted over it. By the time I got the house looking decent, I had used up most of my time and had to scramble on the characters, which was unfortunate.
I do like the tone of the cover and the overall feel. I look forward to tackling both characters later on as the series progresses and refining both of them.