The Martain Book Cover Illustration
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I illustrated and mocked up a cover for one of my favourite books, The Martian, by Andy Weir. I came up with the idea that the space helmet would also integrate with Mars (as they’re both circular) and form the main part of the illustration. I also wanted to try to portray the aloneness of Mark Watney (the Martian himself) so had the single figure on top of a Martian mountain range.

Ste Johnson
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I’m a UK based illustrator operating between Liverpool and Sheffield. I work with clients all over the UK and beyond. From illustrating for publishing, producing non-fiction… Show more.

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