By Diego's Blog | September 07, 2013 at 10:03 AM EDT | No Comments
Benito sent me the first pencil drawing of the cover for Diego's next fantasy dragons book. This comes after the sketch drafts he sent, about four of them.
I love everything about the cover! Of course, Magnifico looks incredible, and you can clearly see Diego standing atop his head, holding onto one of his horns.
It's the ship that looks so cool. A real Spanish galleon, cannons and everything, with conquistadors jumping over the side as Magnifico roasts the ship with dragon fire.
I almost missed something very important in this adventure book, but caught it at the last second. It would have been a major mistake, and that's what this process is all about, checking and re-checking.
I think I'm going to faint when I see it in color for the first time. Benito is a very talented illustrator!
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Julia - Librarian - West Middle School
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