Monday, December 15, 2008
More paperback cover illustrations
Another cover painted for Ace, Again, I don't recall reading the book. At the time I didn't think anything of it, but today I wonder how I got away with that nude gal in the illustration. I would have thought that the art director would have requested that I add at least a few torn remains of clothing on her.
A detail close up shows the the hero is also in the buff.
This next group are part of a series of Dracula book covers done for Pinnacle Books in 1973.
That's my wife Jeanne, she was a professional model in Detroit for many years. For the Dracula character on all of these covers, I shot reference photos of my long time friend, illustrator Lou Perkowski. He was perfect for the roll, the filmmakers should have latched on to him.
For the main character in this illustration I used John Foster as the model, he was the Chairman of the Crafts Department at the school where I was teaching.
A close up of Louie, could you find a more perfect Dracula ?