Friday, October 24, 2008

Lookalikes 16

At Face Value by Emily Franklin

Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph

So I really really like these covers, like a lot! And I was trying to figure out why. And then I remembered......

I painted these in either 9th or 10th grade. If I remember correctly they are based on a portrait of Julia Roberts of one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People Issues. Thankfully I've gotten a bit better at painting since then! Though I haven't painted in several years :(

I like that these covers are similar but basically show what the other cover doesn't. It's like if you moved up the image on At Face Value a bit more you would see Shrinking Violet, well minus the nose.


UPDATE: Here's another fun one I just found! Love it!

Finding Grace by Alyssa Brugman

UPDATE: 1/24/09 Australian cover for the Adoration of Jenna Fox via Persnickety Snark


  1. Wow! you did those? I am impressed. I am jealous of people who are artistic!!

    Good point about the covers. I think we are seeing more and more of this.

    Face Value is one of the books I want to read myself.

  2. Amazing pics, Alea. :)

    I wonder why some covers end up almost the same..

  3. Anonymous7:50 AM

    I think they stole your ideas!

  4. I saw both of these last week and totally thought of you and your lookalikes :)

  5. Nice paintings - I used to paint as well, but mostly abstract or buildings and such. I could never do people!

    And I want that wine colored sweater in At Face Value...

  6. I love the covers and your paintings! I can never draw people or really anything for that matter.

  7. Anonymous3:33 PM

    Gotten better? I love your work!

  8. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Oh and what bermudaonion...they stole it for sure.

  9. ooh! I want to read all of those books now. The covers are sooo purdy. :)

  10. Wow! Didn't realize you're an artist. Those are great!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  11. tina- Haha thanks! I just preordered At Face Value, I figure the store can tell me when it's there instead of going back every week!

    keri mikulski- Thanks! Yeah, i have no idea. I really hope most of them are just coincidence instead of copying.

    bermudaonion- Hahah!

    lenore- Yay!

    s. krishna- Oh cool! I'd love to see them! People are hard! They usually look pretty weird! It is a pretty sweater!

    amee- Haha. I think those were probably a few of my first paintings, I was copying an image which makes it a lot easier.

    j. kaye- Haha thanks! I hope I got better!

    liv- Me too!

    anna- Aww thanks. Yeah I work as a designer now :D

  12. Anonymous1:34 AM

    ohh i totally love those covers!! totally... esp the 1st 2 :)

    and u painted well when u were young :)

    i think u shud paint... u have talent :)

  13. Veens- Thank you! I don't think I've painted for maybe 3-4 years. I've been doing more drawings recently. I love to paint though!

  14. these are so cute. i love that insecure sleeve thing girls do!

  15. Melissa- I love it too!

  16. I see someone beat me to mentioning the cover of The Adoration of Jenna Fox!

    I love the fact that you included some of your art in this post!

  17. Haha I was at the dentist's a few months ago and I saw the EXACT IMAGE on the cover of Shrinking Violet in an Abreva ad! LOL!

  18. Bookworm- Good eyes! Got that one planned, watch for it!

  19. Anonymous9:19 PM

    Wow that's neat. I was going to tell you but I guess you now now know. The Abreva ad in May's Allure and other magazines is the cover of Shrinking Violet. Now I get scared every time I see it!


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