Earlier this year I was asked to redesign the covers for Jason Rohan’s ‘Kuromori’ trilogy, young adult adventure fiction which is a heady brew of Japanese mythology and superpowers. It was an advantage to be able to work on all three at the same time, meaning I could give each cover a strong overall colour to stand out on the shelves, with a simple element to tie them together (strong circular compositions).
Thanks to my pal Chris for posing for Book One (the hero, not the monster)
One of the characters is a Tanuki who loves donuts. Fair enough.
Some designs, sketches and prep below. It’s fair to say I was in my element.