backwards from infinity


Book cover I recently finished for a client. The book itself is a lovely read, so it was good inspiration for a great cover. I also made a gif (my first gif, woo!) because this went through quite a few stages of work, so I thought it’d be cool to see the illustration build up stage by stage (this is actually about half of the actual files I have hahaha, there were lots of tweaks here and there to make it better each time). Something I’ve started doing lately is rough test colours before I start an illustration, to get an idea of how it will look before I launch into anything heavy like inking or flats. I think it helps in the long run!

I’m most chuffed with the space/night sky and the lettering design. Although the leaves came out really pretty too! What do you guys think?

Backwards From Infinity novel and characters © Christopher Francis, Cover design and illustration © Jade Sarson

can’t decide whether listening to fall out boy’s discography forwards or backwards is the “better” experience

forwards = hearing the progression of their sound and the increasing intensity with which patrick’s voice aggressively and sensually caresses your ears

backwards = entering a time machine and feeling the nostalgia slowly and sensually caress your ears and the emo slowly reenter your body