David Dean
The Valley of Lost Secrets

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The brief called for an image of three children in the Welsh valleys during WW2 and said that "the cover... should be as accessible and wide-reaching as possible" and to "immediately say adventure and mystery".

How was the illustration used:
Wraparound book cover for a children's novel aimed at 9-12 yr old readers.

How did you make this work:
Artwork was created digitally in Photoshop.

Commissioner Name :
Jet Purdie
Commissioner Company :
Bloomsbury Children's Books

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

David lives in the north of England and has been practising for 21 years, having studied at Manchester Metropolitan University. He works primarily in children's publishing and has illustrated covers for nearly 140 books.