Book cover for author Kevin Hoffman's first intallment of the YA Fantasy series, The Sigilord Chronicles: The Fifth Vertex. After reading the manuscript I was extremely excited at the chance to illustrate part of this vibrant world and it's interesting characters. 
 
I worked closely with Kevin to create a book cover that reflects his vision of the characters and the world they inhabit. I also created to maps and four "sigil" chapter heading icons that will help to indicate which character will be focused on in each passage. 
 
This was an incredibly challenging project - it is a lot of responsibility to be entrusted with someone's work in this way. It was also incredibly rewarding because after many many iterations and sketches and failed starts I think the finished jacket is a great representative of the story.
 
The finished cover
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The maps. (These were drawn based on sketches provided by Kevin.)
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The Chapter Sigils
Urus
Goodwyn
Cailix
Murin
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Process: Lots and lots of sketches
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