Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Friendly March


Been hearing from lotsa folks that this has been arriving in their mailbox - so guess it's ok to post. This was a really fun project. I was given the magazine's theme for the month, and told to come up with something. I was fairly stressed trying to think up clever ideas - and finally settled on two I thought were alright. At the last minute I thought, I really should have three sketches, and quickly did a sketch of the above. So naturally that's the one they picked! I actually liked this idea best as well.

I wish I'd worked on her hair a bit more so it was more hair-like (less helmet-like), and fixed the center chrysalis that is absolutely in the wrong perspective... oops. Oh well. I hope I get to do this again sometime. All done in photoshop from thumbnails to final.

7 comments:

Kactiguy said...

Superstar!

Ken Chandler said...

Nice, I'll have to make a run to the BYU Bookstore and get a copy for my kids... subscription ran out. Beautiful cover.

Alisa said...

Oooh, Pretty! I love how all the little leaves are arranged so nicely. How do you do it, Maryn?

mackaydesign said...

Congrats on the Friend cover! Just got it in the mail and knew it was you instantly.

garth bruner said...

One of my favorite Friend covers ever! I'm so lucky to have little kids so I can look through their magazines.

Yendorb said...

I saw this and knew it was yours imeadiatly. I've had several people here (in CA) comment on how nice it is. It is really beautifull.

Keep it up!

GOT said...

Nice work Maryn! I was wondering who did that cover (I was aimlessly surfing the www and came across your blog here).