Sample Sketches by Jon Foster

August 26, 2009 - 3:33 am No Comments

So you know what Boneshaker‘s final cover looks like … but would you like to see what it might’ve looked like? Courtesy of the incomparable Irene Gallo (Tor’s art director), I can show you some of artist Jon Foster‘s preliminary ideas for how the artwork might be handled.

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JonFoster_Boneshaker

As you can gather, Tor ended up going with his third proposal — the close-up of Briar’s face. But the other two looked great too. Frankly, when I found out that Jon was the artist they’d be using, I quit worrying about it. He’s awesome, and I was confident that he’d come up with something memorable. To understate egregiously, am I delighted with the final result.

(Full disclosure: Jon also did the cover of another book of mine, the paperback version of Dreadful Skin.)

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