A while back, I read a book called The Wish List. There was something about the book… all sparkly and magically looking… that really grabbed my attention. Okay… so this isn’t a sparkly cover. However, it has a lightness to it (and not just because she’s flying on a broom) that reminds me of The Wish List.
As I was making these covers, I noticed the black female/white male is quite popular in terms of cover art… and possibly even writings. In fact, when I did a search on interracial erotica, I noticed most of the covers were this combination. What I find odd about it, is growing up, I mostly saw black men/white or Asian women combinations, when it came to interracial couples. So it makes me wonder… are there more black female/white male couples out there than black men/white women couples? Is that why the genre seems more popular when doing a simple search? What says you?
I’ve been playing with these covers on and off for quite a while. Like the last set (elemental covers), I’d considered and did use different models. Then I asked myself why I’d want to use different models. Typically, when I write Reena Jacobs (at least when I wrote in the past), I tend to use the same characters over and over. It’s just fun building a world. So, I switched the models to just one couple. Here we have it… the first design.
Last but not least, we have ice. Originally, I wanted to make this water. However, Ice just seemed a bit bolder. Plus, Ice seems more like the opposite of Fire.I rather like this poses. There’s something about it that says, “Here I am! I’m confident enough to be me.” If you haven’t seen the other covers to this set, check them out. Fire is linked above. Here’s earth, and here’s wind.
Sunsets, sunrises… There’s something special about them that is just too beautiful. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because it’s out of reach. It makes me wonder what’s over the horizon… Where is the sun disappearing to or where has it come from? Anyway… next up is the fire themed cover. If you missed the last two covers, check out wind and earth.
Fans and flames. They seem so right together.
Life is finally starting to slow down again, and I’m feeling a lot more focused and productive at work. 🙂 I took two classes this semester. With everything going on in life and at work, I think I hit my breaking point. It definitely affected my school situation. Not only did the stress cut into study and homework time, I became forgetful.
But like I said, I think I’m back on track again… at least getting there. I have one exam left this week, and I’m taking the summer off. I need a break. Okay… enough rambling. 🙂
I decided to use different models with each cover in this series. It just seemed the right thing to do. When I think of different elements, I think of the personalities that go with them… and those personalities are all different… have a different feel.
I’ve wanted to do an elemental series for a long while. However, I just gotten around to starting them. What I have in mind is wind, fire, ice, and earth. Up first? Wind. 🙂
What I like about this cover is the simplicity. I think because there’s not a lot happening in the cover, it provides an opportunity to focus on the important aspects of the scene… the woman with her hair upswept by the wind, the flock of birds in the background, and the sky breaking through the mist. I’m rather fond of this one.
I’m not normally into horror. In fact, I think I’ve only tried one horror like cover. However, I was really in the mood for some creepy trees. However, I felt like I needed something beyond the trees. Well, the house was more of an afterthought… something I needed to keep the trees company.
Looking at this, revives my muse a little. I’m thinking dark fantasy might be next on my list. Similar scene, but with a man as the feature image. What do you think?
I don’t know why I’ve been thinking about runaways. They’ve been on my mind though. Being a teen runaway seems so lonely. How bad does life have to get at home to push a kid to runaway. I imagine whatever experience would lead to a common distrust. No matter how many other kids or individuals a runaway comes across, would he/she ever really be able to develop a true trusting relationship? I don’t know. It’s hard enough to develop trusting relationships when life is “normal.” Well… my thoughts on runaway inspired the cover below.
So, what about you? What kind of thoughts come to your mind when you think of runaways?
And continuing on with he Whimsical covers… Well, this is a bit less whimsical. It still has the faerie action going on. However, I look at this one and it promises action and darkness, where as the previous two were a bit more mystical and light. I don’t know. Though the style is similar and the model is the same… I can’t exactly say it’s a balanced set.
Depending on if time allows and motivation, I might try a 4th cover with this theme this week. We’ll see. I might just stave off a new cover for next Saturday instead.
So once again, I’m using the photoshop brushes I picked up from DAZ. Anyway… it’s really interesting how color schemes and different elements can really change the direction of a theme.