Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Whitewater Courage

I finished up the interior illustrations for the "Whitewater Courage" kid's story last night so I figured it was time to show off the cover.

The story deals with a couple of kids who visit their uncle in Australia and take a rafting trip down a surging river. Of course it becomes dangerous and in the end all three of them are fighting for their life in a very Indiana Jones type moment. It was great to draw and a lot of fun. Actually, to make the job more fun for myself I simply pictured their uncle as the Asian version of Indiana Jones. That seemed to help a lot.

I showed off a few stages of this cover previously on the blog and you can see those HERE and HERE.

I also used some of the photos I snapped when I ducked some of the police tape and made my way along the Boulder Creek Bike Path to see the surging creek a few weeks ago. I'm glad to see that my bending the law was well worth the trouble.

I think all the images and photos came together well to make a nice cover. I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like once the title and credits are thrown on top of it.


Manu Mane said...

"I'm glad to see that my bending the law was well worth the trouble."

You're a bad boy Sean, an artist rebel ;)

Nice pic, as usual, I hope the kids will be safe at the end of the book ^^ :)

Sean Tiffany said...

Hey, I'll break the law all in the name of art any day! ha ha

And, with an Uncle who I saw as Indiana Jones I think the kids were in safe hands all the way!