Saturday, April 28, 2007

Fablehaven Book 2

This post is the cover art I did for Fablehaven book 2. It was a fun book to work on. Brandon Mull is the author. He does such a great job it's always a challenge to make the artwork equal the storytelling inside. Check out the website at Fablehaven.com

Later!

11 comments:

Mike Laughead said...

You, my friend, are flippin' awesome!
Great work on this one. It makes me want to check out the books.

JTart said...

Hey Brandon,
I was wondering what in the world you use for reference. Do you make a model of the piece, light it and take a picture? Because the rock looks amazing and I have no idea how you did that frog so well. The whole piece is done very well!

Mike Laughead said...

Because I went to school with Brandon I can tell you one of his secrets... He makes it up! He is so awesome at seeing things in his head, he hardly ever uses reference. At least he doesn't ususally use it for light and shadow. I'm not sure about reference for how animals look and such things.

The important thing is that Brandon is awesome.

Brandon said...

Thanks Mike. I think I'm going to blush. You know I get embarrassed easily. And yes, I did forget to thank you for helping with The Wizard. Sorry about that. Thank you.

Kactiguy said...

Nice!

Jay said...

I see your stuff in the Friend all the time. Wish i'd come here sooner. Simply amazing.

Brandon said...

pretty sure i've emailed you once or twice but i'm another brandon dorman who now enjoys following your work. i'm going to buy your book just so i can put it on my coffee table and tell people, "did you see my new book?". won't fool them though... i can't draw worth jack (except now i'm ok at basic 3-d solids), teach math and coach water polo, swimming and a triathlon team in california. peace out, good luck with the new books and everything!

p.s. sorry i took a possible google email address for you. but you got the blogspot name so we're even.

Marcelo Vignali said...

Very nice, a solid graphic read.

Jamin LeFave said...

I happen to stumble upon your blog and really enjoyed your illustrations. Awesome color and solid compositions.

Michael said...

yo,when is your next book coming out I'm realy iching to read it so much I'm reading the book again

lauren said...

i love your drawings i wish i could just pick up a pencil and paper and draw like you