Book cover illustration.

#30paintingsin30days Day 16: Illustration

Book cover illustration.

Book cover illustration.

It’s been a little difficult to keep up with posting daily paintings but I am actually working on some artwork each day, including commissions and gifts, which I can’t post right away, and ongoing portraits, which don’t get done in a day. But as the month goes on I can post some of those commissioned pieces I worked on earlier.

This is a book cover illustration. I did the layout a few weeks ago, pulling together photographs to show the customer what I thought it could look like, then I painted it in pastel. For the base of the image I used photos from a friend’s farm I visited in June this year. The cat is part of each story in a series and is physically modeled on a real cat. The torn red and black fabric is a clue. It was great fun to paint! In a few weeks the book will be available and then I’ll tell more the book and about how I put it together.

See other paintings in this and other painting challenges on the page Creative Challenges.

See more paintings in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Painting Challenge, September 2017.

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