Behind the Scenes – The Stage

This is a cover for Barking Rain Press. For this cover, the author and publisher decided to focus on the setting, rather than characters, so we set out to create a mysterious club. With symbols from the book and direction from the publisher, I incorporated various different stock images from Shutterstock (provided by the publisher) to create a new scene: a nightclub for vampires. I chose the swirls to overlay across the door to add a hint of mysticism, and we went with the blue color because of its symbolism in the story (sacred to the vampires). For the back cover, the publisher asked me to use Seattle’s famous ‘Gum Wall,’ to place the novel. She wanted a ticket booth, so I merged a couple different ticket windows, which will serve to hold the back cover copy. You can see the results below. 🙂

 

SBibb - Book Cover - The Stage

SBibb - Wrap-Around Book Cover - The Stage
Stock images from Shutterstock:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-229526110/stock-photo-old-door.html?src=lb-34288799

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-179242310/stock-photo-metal-door-of-the-ancient-castle.html?src=lb-34288799

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-124981262/stock-photo-collage-with-retro-door-knockers-images-from-italy.html?src=lb-34288799

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-257872856/stock-photo-old-copper-door-knob-with-arabic-pattern-on-black-wooden-gate-izmir-turkey.html?src=lb-34288799

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-35080699/stock-photo-close-up-fragment-of-ancient-door-with-lock-keyhole.html?src=lb-34288799

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=221809120

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=221942575

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=42315235

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-150461954/stock-vector-seamless-pattern-with-black-swirls-on-a-white-background.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=47336815

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=78116509

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=58882601

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