Illustration: The Raven & Other Tales of Mystery and Madness

Recently I've been thinking about which illustration areas I want to move in and then developing folio pieces for it. Part of the reason is a planned trip to NYC (details later!). One of those areas - a big dream of mine - would be book covers.

Here is a book cover I illustrated and designed for Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven & Other Tales of Mystery and Madness."

I really enjoy graphic design, and I love combining it with illustration. Especially the vector precision with the human line. Here's the final cover illustration and design:

The original painting, with some Photoshop enhancements:

Acrylic and blue pencil on canvas paper, 29 x 21 cm