This is the original illustration. The art director told me that Cricket likes to have some sort of "surprise" element on the back cover; something that continues the narrative from the front cover. She asked me to add an additional dragon to the back, so I suggested a dragon made of stars, as if the energy from the four elemental dragons is bringing the space around them to life.
Dear Kelly McMorris,You can pick up a copy of Cricket magazine at Barnes & Noble.
I saw the cover you did for Cricket magazine : Dragonflower. And I think it is totally awesome!!! It's funny because my first look was COOL then hey! it's Mina from The Tapestry Series. Because Mina finds a baby dragon and she names it Ember. And the girl in your drawing is on a fire dragon. I think the starry dragon on the back is like the all mother or something or all 4 dragons combined.
p.s I think my friend would like it too since we both like dragons.