Monday, May 23, 2011

Paperback book covers

Recently I found a paperback book on the internet that I had painted the cover for in the early 1960's. When I received the book I got a surprise, the book was a double edition and had another cover that I had painted on the other side. The covers were painted using acrylics on illustration board.


A blowup section showing some of the detail in the illustration.

On this illustration I used myself as the model.

A blowup showing the detail in the painting. The glowing white and black spots were done using an airbrush. I only did about a dozen paperback covers as I was very busy with automotive assignments. I wish now that I had done more, they were a lot of fun to illustrate.


Randall Ensley said...

Very nice Harry! The 60's rule!

Harry Borgman said...

Hi Randall,
Thanks, I'm going to send samples to various publishers and hope to be doing more fantasy paperback covers.

Bailey said...

Harry -- both covers are great.