This week we're showcasing the amazing Paulina Wyrt, an animator, illustrator and artist from Poland.
I was lucky enough to get to work with Paulina on the cover of The Extraordinary Curiosities of Ixworth and Maddox. Her wonderful artwork is so lively and whimsical; it really does capture the spirit of my little book perfectly.
Paulina provided two concept sketches. I love them both — but I feel the first really captures the essence of Ixworth, Maddox and Chloe.
Paulina added some of London's skyline for the back cover — and, some of the curious items from the book (yes, that really is a cabbage). Careful, Maddox; Billyfish are dangerous!
It's funny — I never envisioned an orange cover but when Paulina sent along
her first colour renderings I was absolutely thrilled. It works brilliantly.
Here's the final cover! Magic. I really hope readers love it as much as I do.