Copy covers for practice
deborah Haagenson last edited by
@Jeremy-Ross Here it is! In my case I pulled the colors from the original and created a silouette for the title from the original.
@deborah-Haagenson great work! Very crisp line work and beautiful colors!
KaraDaniel last edited by
These are awesome! Really cool way to practice! Can't wait to see what cover you do next.
Hello again everyone!
It’s that time again! This time I hand picked a page out of the beautiful book, “Why?” By Adam Rex and illustrated by Claire Keane.
I REALLLLLLLY had a blast making this one! Claire is incredible!
Hi again. I think it's a good copy but I find his eyes for his main character somehow evokes more desperation and yours a bit more alarm. That's what I noticed.
@Heather-Boyd, thanks for your feedback! I can definitely see that too.
neschof last edited by
@Jeremy-Ross this is such a great idea and nice to see all your covers in one thread. I hope you keep adding them here. Do you think you've taken away any of the styles or techniques from these to put into your own work? How did they feel to create - were some harder than others? Why?
@Jeremy-Ross it’s almost identical. Amazing master studies!!!!
Julia last edited by
@Jeremy-Ross I love your character! he is even better than the original one!
Hi @neschof, thank you so much for your feedback. In response to your question, I feel like I learn something from each piece. I'm trying to find standout pieces that will challenge my abilities. I know it sounds weird, but I feel like I'm getting a 1-on-1 lesson from these amazing illustrators. After I'm finished with each piece, I feel a sense of accomplishment, and sometimes think about sharing my "fan-art" master copy with the original illustrator just for fun and to say thank you... That might come across weird, so I'll just share with you guys in the forum and my family (smile).
I've heard about artists doing master copies in college and in MFA programs as part of the learning curriculum; however, I never studied art until now (wink-svs) - so figured I would try to add specificity by copying children's book covers since that's the field I'm interested in.
Regarding difficulty, Dude by Dan Santat was the hardest! But then again, I challenged myself to do the entire thing in 1 layer, so that likely increased the difficulty scale 10-fold.
Regarding style, well - I am not really thinking about this too much. I hear it will come with time, but until then, I am enjoying exploring different styles and challenging myself.
Until next time...
Hi @Nyrryl-Cadiz, thank you! I'm trying to get as close to possible without precision. I'm not using the color picker, so these copies help me understand how different artists are using color and line work.
neschof last edited by
@Jeremy-Ross your Sophie mouse cover was one layer too since it was not digital