For the second book cover, I decided to use the Secret Garden. It was one of my favorite stories growing up and I also enjoyed the movie.
First, I did some in depth research about the story. I wanted to create a book cover that focused on the main character. That way, when a young person sees it, they will see themselves in the character.
I used a sheet of computer paper and pencil to sketch out the character, foliage, and door.
Second, I transferred the pencil drawing to Bristol board. I inked the illustration. The image was then scanned the painted digitally.