Mary Beth Fiorentino

contemporary jewelry | graphic design

Archival Cover Creation

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1. Picture of the Mona Lisa

To begin, a screenshot of DaVinci's Mona Lisa was pulled from the web for reference. Colors are adjusted as best as possible and a digital proof is printed as a master reference.

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2. Mock-Up of Cover

The image is placed into a cover mock-up and type is added. It is important to have a very clear idea where the image will have to extend to accommodate the alteration of proportions.

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3. A Pencil Sketch

Once the mock-up is approved, the illustrator begins with a pencil sketch, ensuring to replicate as many details as possible from the original and “making up” information where extension is needed. 

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4. Digital Coloring

Once the pencil sketch is complete, the color proof is referenced while the illustrator digitally renders all of the color.


 
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