Friday, April 17, 2009

A sexy romance.

With a romance, most covers show the hero, the heroine, or both. To make it fresh and unique, it's nice to capture the mood of the novel. In this case, there was an icy magic involved, as well as a troubled hero, so I went with the cool blue against the dark.

Monday, March 30, 2009

This was my first draft for the cover of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian zombie novel. I tried to depict a gladitorial fight between zombies over a shark pit arena (how cool is that?!) and the cynical, hard-bitten (hehe) main character. I felt I hadn't really captured it.

Next I aimed something less specific, more atmospheric -- to project the terror and decay of the future world depicted in the book.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A YA horror novel. I couldn't find the right font -- I wanted something that looked like it had been scratched into a bench at a bus station, since in the book, the heroine finds several creepy messages that way -- so I made my own. This turned out to be a mistake, since it meant any change to the text had to be done...from scratch.