Behind the Scenes – Sojourn: The Wildlands

A cover for Melange Books. I had a lot of fun putting this one together. There are quite a few pieces in this particular cover (14 stock images in total), and I worked with the author to get all the right images and choose the best placement for them. For example: choosing what kind of bow the male model should have. Since the art form mentioned a bow, but didn’t specify crossbow or long bow, I emailed the author to clarify. Helpful to ask about these things up front so you don’t spend a lot of time masking out and fitting pieces, only to find it doesn’t fit the story.  In the meantime, I enjoyed playing with the lighting and colors.

This is the result:

SBibb - Sojourn: The Wildlands - Book Cover

SBibb - Sojourn: The Wildlands - Back Book Cover
Stock images from Dreamstime:

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-bend-old-road-surface-disused-closed-english-peak-district-image34979369
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-students-campus-image4931394
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-back-view-female-student-walking-isolated-white-background-image36669062
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-desert-road-image7134948
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-mesquite-dunes-dried-clay-detail-death-valley-macro-image33618544
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-back-fit-young-woman-black-sports-outfit-image18036671
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-listen-music-image26242278
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-quiver-made-leather-isolated-white-image34543777
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-archery-equipment-bow-quiver-arrows-target-image29842224
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-hunting-rifle-image12746386
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-mojave-desert-interstate-15-freeway-sign-image24736620
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-rust-image12737568
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-ivy-isolated-image16746725
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-wild-vine-climbing-wall-house-image9855948

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4 responses to “Behind the Scenes – Sojourn: The Wildlands

  1. b.d. messick

    Absolutely beautiful and I should know…

    B.D.

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