Jillian Tamaki

Walrus Cover sketch process

Aug 24th, 2007

Here are process sketches for the recent Walrus cover I did (on stands now). There were multiple rounds and variations – much more than I would usually do – but I can appreciate such thoroughness when it comes to covers. The theme was “late summer”. These sketches are pretty much indicative of the level of finish I try to achieve.

In the end, they decided to go with a variation on this dragonfly sketch:

Further refined (specifically trying to suggest movement):

Finished Product. Art Director: Antonio De Luca.