Sorry I got kind of quiet there for a time. Between travel and recovering afterwards, the last couple of weeks have been a blur. Thank goodness, the amazing Derek Murphy is more on the ball.
You may recall Derek had come up with some comps for my next book, Out of the Ashes. I’d posted them here a few weeks ago and collected feedback, both via comments and through private email. The consensus seemed to be that the bottom cover on that post, with two models, was the preferred version. However, no one was crazy about the blood model.
So I headed back to the photo archives to see what I could find. It took me awhile, but I tracked down an image I thought might work. Last night I sent it off to Derek and less than 24 later, he had four new comps for me to consider.
I like them all (they’re gorgeous!–if I do say so myself), so I need your help.
Which of these do you like? While the direction of the image is one obvious difference, other variations are more subtle (lighting effects, transparency, etc.). Will one of these work or do we need to combine elements into one final file?
I’m so excited to be this close to a decision.
Click on a thumbnail and see what you think.