Long hours and hours and hours
I went way out of my comfort zone today and decided to try something different with this composition. I'm not sure if it's working. The word "ROAD" is broken in half resonating the scene in the story where the man believes he has broken the church column in half. It also represents a broken spirit, which is what this man felt after being rejected to sleep inside the church. Part of me thinks this is over the top. I'd like to get someone else's opinion to see if I should refine this image or continue in another direction.
My cover for Early Autumn looks much better with the broken leaf and the leaf texture overlay. I wanted to keep the feel of lost love and drained vitality with the gray colors. I used two different weights of a font to make the yet more dynamic. This is the most challenging cover for me conceptually.
I enhanced the color and used a bolder, tighter font for the cover of Salvation. I carefully adjusted the gradient on the text to isolate the lamb without looking too obvious. Maintaining the legibility was a challenge on this one.
I used a san-serif font in all of my book covers and sepia toned colors. These two elements tie them together as a series.
This copy is a little more legible.