Madonna Davidoff Exhibits with CBIG in New York City

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How I created the Book Cover Illustration of The Reluctant Dragon:

Step 1: I made some rough sketches of the Dragon and the boy:
Sketch #1                                         Sketch #2

Step 2:  I chose Sketch # 2 with the image of the boy standing up.
then, I  made a digital color study of it:

Step3:  I transfered the image to a watercolor paper and painted it in gouache:

Step 4: I finally designed the book cover digitally, using Photoshop:

 © Maria Madonna Davidoff