More about book cover illustration
Book cover illustration is an artform requiring experience and imagination. The demands are many. A cover needs to make an impact at full size on the bookshelf, but also at thumbnail size for online sales. The imagery must work around the title and author’s name, though often that copy can be drawn by the illustrator as well.
Above all else, a book cover illustration must convey the content of the book – fiction or non-fiction – in a way that resonates perfectly with the intended readership. Gorgeous covers stay with readers for years, helping authors establish their series for children and adults alike.