Last year, Jordan approached me about illustrating her new book, Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All. Here’s a look at the process behind the cover illustration…
Illustrating a book about being a new mom was a a new type of challenge… of course, I know absolutely nothing about being a new mom! We wanted to convey both Jordan’s quirky-glam personality, as well as something any new mom could relate to in one image.
My first draft illustration (above) seemed like a fine idea to me, until we quickly realized that storing a baby bottle and extra shoes in the same place is less than sanitary. (Whoops!)
I experimented with various perspectives, and various props… trying to figure out which viewpoint captured the message in the most instantaneous way.
and alas, we found the look we wanted…
Change the bag a bit… and voilá!
Check out the book for more than 20 illustrations scattered throughout!