Surely if my novel is published the cover will be designed by somebody who hasn't even read the thing, but here's what I have in mind.
I won't explain it away, but I do want to say that the red bordering was, in a way, a joyous accident, because in Photoshop I was using the gradient tool (fading the crimson into the flesh color) and to blend the segments together I mistakenly used the smudge tool instead of the blur tool, giving the red this very smokey appearance that I love. It's harder to appreciate when the image is this small, but it looks to me like some ancient, bloody scrap of parchment.
And I'm back to chapter 1, revising. Very interesting experience. More later!
The Savior Complex
2 months ago