So I drew this after watching Twitch run all of Bob Ross’s old shows. I guess I was inspired by his “happy accidents”.
So I took all the great advice and made this book cover. I think it’s good enough. I drew the black silhouette of the girl at the top. The grey border is simply so it doesn’t disappear into the white of my wordpress page. It’s not part of the cover.
It turned out pretty nice, I think? Yes? No?
I don’t draw often. It’s not where my passions lie, but I put a broken mask in a field of poppies. The image is meant to convey an eerie feeling.
I made this for my book cover. This is where I really need a second opinion. I’m not good at book covers. What do you think? Does it work? How could it work better? Is it eye grabbing? Or does it still look amateur?
I took out the name of the series for now. I stuck to black, white, red, and green as the only colors.
Those are poppies which I guess is kind of ironic since Saffron is in the title. Saffron is the character of the book. But her nemesis, the figure in the broken mask, is always symbolized by the poppies. Poppies can symbolize, eternal life, dreams, or even eternal damnation. I wanted the image of the villainess to convey a sense of menace mixed with tragedy. She is both evil and damned for eternity.
The mask was originally supposed to be laying down, which is why the bloody tear would make more sense that way. I changed it and I could fix the tear if it’s really distracting.
Anyhow, yea or nay?
Updated (see the top for final book cover)