So, I was in the mood for a little steampunk. I’m rather fond of steampunk… at least the idea behind it. The gears, grit, and rust fascinate me. It has this wonderful mix of archaic and advanced technology that seems so unreal.
So that fix I mentioned a couple of days ago. Like I said, I tend to gravitate toward covers that have an entire scene that wraps around from front to back. Because of the way I wanted the heads to be placed, I didn’t have that luxury unless I didn’t mind a funky look. This time around, I decided to add the bar down the spine, as you see below.
This allowed me to split up the cover a bit, while keeping the theme going on the front and back. I rather like it. I can see myself doing other books using this technique.
So, I had this great idea for a wraparound cover. Or rather, I thought it was a great idea. But as we know, pretty much everything has been said and done. It’s more of a matter of putting your own flare to the old to make something new. So… my grand idea was something on the lines of a mirror image of a headshot. In the eBook Cover below, you get the idea.
I struggled with getting the right part of the heads in the wraparound cover. I didn’t want the entire back of the heads in the cover… just the amount you see here. However, I really like the covers that have an entire scene that encompasses the entire cover (Front and Back). Unfortunately, it looked kind of funny having a portion of the head cover the spine and wraparound to the back… what to do? what to do?
Well, I’ll show you my fix around in the next couple of days. So stay tuned for my next post!