Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lots of Glorias


So the front cover for Disappearing Desmond came pretty quickly, the below sketch was your favorite version, Knopf's favorite, and mine too!



But for some reason it took me awhile to nail down the back jacket. Desmond's new friend in the story, Gloria, is peering over the fence at Desmond... here are some of my zillion different attempts to get her pose and gestures right:







Which one do you like the best?

7 comments:

Susan Adrian said...

The bottom one! It just looks sweet, somehow. :)

Julia Denos said...

the bottom two are so sweet!!

Corey Schwartz said...

I like the top one best (second choice is second to last)

Dad said...

I like the first one. It shows that the bunny is on Desmond's side even though he's trying to hide. When the book is fully open, you'll see that she's sort of looking at his attempt to hide sweetly, understandingly - apart from him but still with him.

The others would show her looking in the wrong place when the book is fully opened.

Or am I over-intellectualizing things?

jama said...

First one. Second choice: last one! LOVE the cover. :)

Elaine Magliaro said...

I like the first picture best. I love the expression on Gloria's face.

Anna Alter said...

Thanks everyone! I'll post the finished painting next week.