I worked on a novel cover this week, and loved the experience.
Here’s the Cover of Star Minds’ Interregnum – Galaxy Police, a book by Barbara G. Tarn.
About my Client and the Author Barbara G. Tarn:
Working with Barb is always a fantastic experience. She gives me a lot of independence, allows me to add the details that I want to, and accommodates my idiosyncrasies. – but above all, she’s a lovely person.
I begin on any of her cover assignments after I’ve understood the storyline and figured out the role of the cover-art subject(s). Yuki, for instance, works in the Galaxy Police and she has a special ability – she can read clothes. The Yuki I met in the story is a confident woman who has a soft heart. Chinese faces are neotenous (they have childlike features – you can read more about neoteny in my book “Evolution of a Caricaturist,”) and a smile would’ve made her look even younger. So I went for a serious-but-soft look. If you are wondering about what made that look soft, you must look at her lips. Her lips are very slightly parted and turned up at the corners. As one ages, lips thin out and the line of the mouth straighten in the middle (the pursed lips look.)
Do visit “Creativity Carnival – Faces” before you leave 🙂