The Power of Three

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Diana Wynne Jones is one of my favourite (and formative) authors, and it was such a delight to be able to do this cover for her novel The Power of Three, for Utz Books.

Here are some of the preliminary sketches: reading the book again (a lovely twisty, funny, mystical plot, with that sliding-through of perspectives DWJ does so well), getting details right, working out how I wanted to draw aspects.

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Then narrowing down the cover treatment — the format had to match other cover designs, which is both a challenging and liberating consideration.

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Finally, developing and refining this cover and a treatment and style that would fit the other covers (similar textures, etc).

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