This week I’ve spent some time making use of my new Photoshop subscription, experimenting with images to make faux/alternate book covers for some of my friends’ books. It’s been so fun I’ve decided to try to do it as a feature for the next few weeks.
So, welcome to FAN ART FRIDAY!
First off, we have the image that began it all, for Allison K. García’s Vivir El Dream. This idea for this image came into my head on Wednesday while I was walking to meet my carpool, and I couldn’t get it out until I made it!
Then I made a set of three covers for Tamara Shoemaker’s Heart of a Dragon series. A lot of YA-fantasy books have two sets of covers, one set a big, bold, colorful free-for-all that is eye-catching and directed towards the younger readers, and another that is discreet and elegant, for the grown-ups who still love to read YA-fantasy (guilty here). These are my take on the “grown-ups-can-read-these-at-the-airport” version of Tamara’s titles.
I hope you enjoyed this episode of FAN ART FRIDAY. I’ve already started two covers for next week.
Dragon pendant image by freeimages.com/profile/ladraco