Thank you for hosting this challenge! I've been really enthralled by Gothic stories this past semester and Rebecca quickly became my favorite book. The author excels at creating an eerie atmosphere throughout, so it was super fun to try and translate it into a cover.
Hi! This is my submission for this challenge. It is a book cover for one of my favourite books "Persuasion" by Jane Austen. I was trying to capture the novel’s melancholic feeling of loneliness and regret.
I'm so excited about this challenge! I made a cover for the Book 'A Murder Most Unladylike' by Robin Stevens - I love children's book illustration and am personally not a big fan of the original covers, so this was very fun to do! I used a limited color palette - staying with cool greens and warm red/oranges as a contrast. The line work is done traditionally with pencil - colored in digitally, with a traditional gouache texture. the prompt was inspired by the Penguin Book Awards prompt - but I was not able to actually participate due to not living in the UK. I put a lot of work into this cover, so I'm very excited to be able to show it to people on here!
I always wanted to see more illustrated covers on professional literature. Psychology is an especially good topic for creativity. Based on that I tried my hand at 'The Uncanny' by Sigmund Freud. Depicting a surreal scene in a realistic rendering, to keep the theme relevant. The initial drawing is done in graphite and coloured digitally. While I kept the typography clean and less creative as it is professional literature, and it needs some strict structure as a balance.