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Monday, May 22, 2017

Winston and Baum's 4th book Cover!

My talented hubby has been writing an awesome adventure filled steampunk series for the past several years, Winston and Baum. These fun books follow Winston and Baum, two partners that specialize in the extermination of pesky supernatural trouble makers.  I have had the honor ...and frustration of illustrating each of his covers for him. 
the first Book of the series. 

the second book. 

the third book.
It is an honor to be a part of such an entertaining extension of my husband's mind. Being able to bring form to characters that he created has been amazing. However, I specialize in cute animals or girl's so when my husband asked me to draw some men with guns...needless to say it was a bit out of my comfort zone. It has been frustrating to work on each of his covers but probably none so much as this last one. Over four weeks of sketching and re-sketching to get Winston and Baum to look right on the page.
rough sketch (erased and re-drawn about 4 times)

inking the sketch now
I knew the look and position that I wanted to portray but my pencil didn't seem to want to cooperate ...yes it was the pencil that was the issue I'm almost sure of it. :P  And don't even get me started on the coloring issues...there is ALWAYS coloring issues.
Colored in PhotoShop...this program knows what I want it to do but it never listens. :P
But here I am, still in one piece and the fourth Winston and Baum cover is looking pretty awesome if I do say so myself. :D 
Here it is, Winston and Baum and the Trials of the Baba Yaga. 
The 4th book is available for pre-order on the kindle and should be available in paperback very soon. Get all his Novels and short stories on Amazon via his website.
So very proud of my hubby. Love you Seth! :)

Thanks for reading! 
~Caralyn 




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