I decided to draw a totem pole inspired crocodile, because of the large role that the Indians and crocodile played in the story. I then dressed the crocodile in everything “anti pirate” to symbolize all the characters in the book that are fighting against Captain Hook.
Illustration applied to cover.
PROCESS: Colored in Adobe Photoshop.
PROCESS: Full ink drawing before color.
PROCESS: Detail of ink drawing. All drawn with a size 2 brush and India ink.
PROCESS: Detailed sketch.
PROCESS: Detailed sketch drawn with colored pencil on vellum.