Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"The Witches" Cover

Roald Dahl is known as one of the best selling authors of books for adults and children alike. He is known for quirky, often dark material such as “James and the Giant Peach”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, and “Matilda”.  Equally as loved are the illustrations that accompany Dahl’s tales done by Quentin Blake, who’s off beat line work and spontaneous handling compliments the uniqueness of the stories they illustrate.

 This week, you will be doing a cover for Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” (later became a movie in 1990). Size of book covers are usually 5.5”x8.5”, and your image should accommodate that ratio. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADD TYPE, but you do need to make sure there is room for text such as the title and name of the illustrator and author.

 I have approved the Wikipedia summary as accurate and suggest that if you have only seen the movie that you note there are differences from the original story.

 Sketch Due: Feb 11 (GH images are due by midnight! Please email a low-res jpeg)

 Final Due: Feb 18

Watch the trailer!

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