My first fantasy book cover of 2022
I got talking to L.A. Thompson at the end of 2021 with a view to work with her at the beginning of the new year. Anyone who has worked with me knows how excited I get about working on a new fantasy setting. This one, epic in both narrative scale and geographical locations immediately came to life in my head.
L.A. Thompson told me about the scene, how there was a mountain that a boy-prince was trying to climb, to talk to some mysterious witches. I wanted to use the rolling mist over the mountains to give the element of mystique and uncertainty the book encompasses. I used little glowing fires to give the reader a visual anchor to see where our main character was looking. I wanted the colours to look bleak but inspiring, so using rolling clouds with a sickly sunset, gave it that real fantasy vibe.
The dark mountains worked really well punching up through the bright light, contrasting the far background. I particularly like the shards of rock sticking up through the mist in the midground, it gives a really satisfying sense of depth.
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