Check this out. Here's a sketch of the idea for the New Testament covers for VBS 2013. It's not the best drawing I've ever done but it doesn't have to be. Scott Burroughs, my artist friend in Arvada, CO, sees pictures in his head too. He can make any 'ole rooster scratches look good!
Below is what Scott sent back—clearly a much better sketch, still rough, but one that we can pass around for suggestions/changes to those editor types like Melita.
After any suggested changes are made and the editors and managers sign off on the skecth, it goes back to Scott for "final art". When we get the final art back, we add titles, barcodes, LifeWay logos, etc, and send it off to the printer!
Soon, here's what you'll see in LifeWay Bookstores everywhere. You might even use one of these New Testaments to introduce a child to Christ—which is after all what it's all about!BONUS! Below is a sketch of an idea for one of the VBS 2013 Visual Pack posters. The idea for the posters, and many of our graphics this year, is put the viewer, that's you, IN the park—to see Colossal Coaster World as if you were actually there. Ummm, it's the back of a carousel horse. Again, not my best drawing ever but you get the idea.
BONUS 2! My son Evan and I just back from a trip out west where I actually got to meet Scott Burroughs, his wife Chrysti and their great/fun/cool kids Max and Ti. Scott and I have worked together for over 7 years now, sweating through some tough deadlines and praying through some tough person stuff. This is first time we've met face to face. It was a very cool!