David Goldin
Don't Play with Fire
Sketch for book cover
When I'm asked to create an illustration I usually take a humorous-whimsical approach, that's part of my style. Occasionally though I get an assignment involving a serious subject. This happened with a book cover. It was a novel, very dark and depressing (suicidal teen). I'd been called in to try and create something to try to lighten the mood. I'm always up for a tough assignment and always try to come up with a good solution. I gave them several sketches, the one here is the one they liked but in the end went with a different direction. I certainly understood, and was even relieved as I felt the subject shouldn't be taken lightly. It's difficult when solving a problem like this while keeping true to my personal style. I ended up getting another assignment from the publisher that did get published, but that's another post.

Recent Articles

avec des objets (8)

The Wurst Story (2)

Bully (4)

King Crossword (8)

The mixed up files of David W. Goldin (13)
Table 'tutormill.side_ads' doesn't exist