John Carter contacted me again to create the cover to the next book in his Stories from the Library series. When he told me about the concept and I showed him the initial sketch I came up with, we were both pleased to learn that we both had the exact same vision.
Because this cover has a more direct, up close image of Nate, the main character, I cleaned up his character design from the previous cover. His model? Harry Styles. (Don’t judge me, I was going by the description I was given, okay?) Nate will probably look more like this in future covers.
I had a lot of fun creating the adults. The little old lady was based heavily on Sophie from The Golden Girls.
The cover, overall, was illustrated. I then went in and added some texture overlays and then added the final light effects in Photoshop.