The coolest part was seeing the stages the cover went through. And even though I'd seen all of these, I hadn't seen them pulled together like this before. It's also been a while, so I forgot that at one point, A BIRD ON WATER STREET might have turned out looking very different!
Here were the original concepts:
Which were narrowed down to three directions:
Leslie then did color studies of the chosen direction:
Until - VOILA! The final cover, which I love and adore, was born!