While working on my review, I couldn’t help but notice that A Wrinkle in Time has had a bajillion different covers, of varying degrees of quality. Unfortunately I have no information about the artists behind most of these covers, but let’s take a look anyway!
Well isn’t this a delightful bit of van art! We’ve got Mrs. Whatsit as the centaur, the kids, an alien landscape, and some sort of misplaced line of emphasis under the word “in.” I give it a 6/10.
This was a very common edition when I was a kid. It was painted by Peter Sis, a peculiar Czech illustrator who produced some very strange children’s picture books. It’s an interesting image, although I’m not sure it really represents the book all that well. 5/10. Sorry Peter!
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Media: Sumi ink brush drawing with digital color. See original linework here.
Media: Watercolor, colored pencil, some minor digital alterations
Empire Falls by Richard Russo was a good book for me to read, because it’s well-written, but not so incredibly genius (read: Margaret Atwood) that it made me feel like giving up. Instead it tended more to inspire me to think that in time, I might be able to produce something equally good.
Still, the more I think about it (and I am still thinking about it) the more I see how ingeniously it was put together. I would certainly recommend it.
For purposes of practice and portfolio-expanding (and my interest in projects like Picture Book Report), I have challenged myself to create an illustration for every book I read this year. The first book I finished was my re-read of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Thus:
Ink and watercolor with minor digital modification.