Jonny Duddle: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Bloomsbury have revealed the cover illustration by Jonny Duddle for the second book the famous Harry Potter series by J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The cover shows the dramatic scene in the chamber itself with Harry facing the basilisk and Ginny Weasley lying on the floor beyond.

 Jonny describes his process in his Q&A from Bloomsbury:

How do you as an artist approach such a large job? Where do you begin with such a wide range of possibilities?

“I’m taking one book at a time. I read the cover brief, and then I read the story, making notes and occasional sketches. I collect references, from my library of non-fiction books, search online and take my own photographs. I’ve recruited my neighbours’ son, who is suitably Potter-esque, although he annoyingly had his slightly wild hair cut for the new school term. I make numerous sketches of the main elements of the cover and then cobble them all together digitally, until I have a cover rough I feel happy to send to Bloomsbury and J.K. Rowling. I hear back very quickly with comments on my rough, which I then tweak or redraw until everyone’s happy for me to progress. Then I ‘paint’ each cover digitally.”

Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena

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Enid Blyton awaited new books

Crikey!! Frightfully exciting news!

Twelve New covers for two newly published and awaited series of books by Enid Blyton entitled: Young Adventure Stories and Family Adventure stories are out now!

These classic stories have been given wonderful new cover images by David Frankland one of Artists Partners top illustrators, and his inimitable and unique style which is both classic and modern gives them a marvellous new approach.  The series has been creatively designed by Eoghan O’Brien from Octopus Publishing ...
Here are just some from the series !
Ripping yarns for the summer, you're going to want to read them all !!

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Just Published: The King of Space by Jonny Duddle

At last the wait is over, Jonny Duddle, author of bestselling The Pirates Next Door, has a new picture book published by Templar this month. The King of Space is an intergalactic adventure, set on a Moog Farm on a small moon in the Gamma Quadrant. Rex may seem to be your average mini galactic citizen but he hatches an evil plan to become KING OF SPACE and conquer the known universe (and some bits we don't know about too). There are lots of aliens, warbots, a kidnapped Princess and dung blasters too! Here are just a few of the spreads as a taster but you'll have to buy the book from your local bookshop to find out more.

Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena

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Kate Forrester Barnes & Noble children’s classics

Kate Forrester has illustrated a beautiful set of covers for Barnes and Noble in the States. This is the first in a series of 6 special leather bound children’s classics to be released this year. The series includes Anne of Green Gables, The Wind in the Willows and Grimms Fairy Tales. All are printed directly onto leather with embossed foil finishes, pretty end papers and silver edged pages.

Kate Forrester is represented by the Artworks

Tomislav Tomic: The Snow Merchant

Tomislav Tomic has illustrated The Snow Merchant, Sam Gayton's debut novel, published by Andersen Press. This magical, fantasy adventure is already gaining positive reviews not least due to Tomislav's stunning cover and inside illustrations.

Tomislav Tomic is represented by Arena

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