Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The process of creating/designing a book cover by the very talented artist, Erin McGuire!

What a treat it was to get a Twitter message from Erin McGuire mentioning a blog post she wrote about the making of the cover art for WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME! 

Erin cites her process, shows off her first-idea-brainstorming drafts as well as let's us take a peek at several more finished sketches for the publisher to choose from. And then how the final cover happened. Superbly interesting stuff.

Go here to read and *see* with your very own eyes: 

Also check out Erin's other artwork and book covers she's done. I love them! She did the cover for BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu and LUCKY FOR GOOD by Susan Patron as well as my current book out CIRCLE OF SECRETS. I do believe my spectacular cover is in great company. Okay, yes, I did say *my* cover when actually it is Erin's cover art, but I'm taking a teensy bit of possession since I love it so much. The first week my editor showed it to me I stared at it for hours - and it's also my screen saver on my computer so I can see it *all* the time.

Am I the only one who does this? Ha! I think not!

I'm supremely lucky. (I adore the girl, the butterflies, the sparkly bubbles, everything!)

A few of my editor's comments: "I think it is STUNNING," and "I think it's perfect for such a magical story."

Hope you have a stunning lovely, magical day, everyone!



Caroline Starr Rose said...

I love behind the scenes peeks like this!

Sarah Laurence said...

That's a fun cover and it was interesting reading the post behind the process. I'm sure it will appeal to young girls. Good luck!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Thanks so much for the comments, Caroline and Sarah.

(It's nice to *meet* you too, Sarah!)

David P. King said...

Off the check your link. It's been forever since I last visited, but you've been awesome busy. Keep it up! :)

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Hi David and THANKS!!!

Carolee Dean said...

How fun to look at the sketches and see inside the process. I love going behind the scenes.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Thanks for the comment, Carolee. I love hearing and seeing all that *secret* behind-the-scenes process, too.



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