The Twelve by Cindy Lin

Book 1 Out Now
Book 2 Out July 2020

I'm so excited to have gotten the chance to illustrate the cover for Cindy Lin's debut novel!
It's a beautiful own-voices story, with adventure and magic to spare.
Layout variations - something dramatic :)
The final front and back cover spread.

Each character had a distinct personality, connected to their Zodiac animal, so the challenge to was to not only show their spirit animal but to hint at their animal like movements.
Rough idea and layout
Colour rough
Colour rough alternative
Full cover spread

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