Job: One Summer by David Baldacci
Client: Grand Central Publishing
Art Director: Diane Lugar
Recently I was asked to work on the repackaged paperback edition of One Summer by David Baldacci. Baldacci is more widely known for thrillers so this title, a story set in South Carolina with a family coping with loss, is somewhat of a departure from him.
The initial thought was to have a couple embracing on a southern looking beach. Things like water color, sky color (if a tropical setting), the look of the sand, landscape terrain, boardwalk and house style all are considered depending on where the story is set.
Working with existing stock images, in Photoshop I created a series of comps depicting this idea. To see more, visit my blog, where I have more sketches posted.