David Dean
The Girl Who Stole An Elephant

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The brief from the client was: "We’re thinking the girl riding the elephant for adventure with jungle foliage around and pretty water behind them/moon/stars. We’d like it to be in colour (no black) but still lovely atmospheric contrast." The book is set in Sri Lanka and needed to reflect that.

How was the illustration used:
Book cover, for a children's book aimed at 10-12 year olds.

How did you make this work:
The illustration was created digitally in Photoshop. This is how I normally create my roughs, with final art being painted in acrylic - however, in this instance, the client liked the digital version so much they wanted to go with that.

Commissioner Name :
Nicola Theobald
Commissioner Company :
Nosy Crow

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David lives in the north of England and has been practising for 20 years, having studied at Manchester Metropolitan University. He works primarily in children's publishing and has created covers for well over 100 books.