Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Cover Design - Through the Waters
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of a return client--always fun. =) A couple months ago I designed a simple cover for her vintage-era novel, The Eyes of the Heart.
Set in the turbulent Civil Rights movement in Alabama, Through the Waters needed a heroine on the cover, in era-appropriate clothing, and a lovely backdrop of Alabama, perhaps with Spanish moss hanging. I headed over to Shutterstock to look and quickly put together a pretty little lightbox. =)
I always try to find an image that nails, up front, the look I'm going for. Failing that...I get creative.
Creativity was necessary here. The images I could find of women in the right style of dress didn't fit the heroine's physical description. But I found two dresses I really liked, and the woman had her back to the camera, so I could tweak the rest. My first choice was this one, in purple.
And naturally, we did just that...and found our winner!
I really love how it seems like she's looking back at the house, and how the images came together so well! Embassie was thrilled too, so there have it. Through the Waters, a sure-to-be-exciting historical romance that will be coming soon!