Just finished a new job for Norwegian publisher Cappelen Damm. The brief was to produce a new piece for Aravind Adiga's now Booker Prize-winning "White Tiger", which had already been published in the UK.
Trying not to repeat the already established cover, I made several sketches focussing on Balram - the main character and his world as seen from his point of view. Eventually the designer and editor went for the scene with Balram in his driver's seat, showing only a glimpse of his troubled face.
I then did the various elements, drawings and handwritten type to be included (in my favourite 25x25cm sketchbook) and scanned everything for assembly and colouring in Photoshop. For the car reference I found several interior shots of the actual car model online and got a mate to pose in his car.