And so here my photoshop skills are put to use as I play around with photos and try to create a possible cover for my stories. It's mostly for fun and I am not going to use it for profit. =)
So here's the first cover I made. It's Draven and Amber... although it's really difficult to find male models with long hair. *sigh* But this what I put together.
The male model here looks half Asian... but that's okay. I was experimenting with a new trick while doing this; which was to highlight only one colour from a picture... and thus Amber's hair here is red [yes, she will dye her blonde hair red later on]
And of course, the reference to Culzean Castle as seen from the Gothic architecture at the background.
But just to give myself another alternative, here's a more "Draven" like model. Plus I changed the background; still gothic but at least the two of them are looking at something. Lol.
So which one [or which guy rather] is better?
Next is the Alaron and Erika cover. Somehow it turned out better than I expected! Looks ALMOST like what most romance covers look like!
The photos are mostly stock photos... but I really have got to get a proper camera and beg my friends to pose for me. *laughs*
Right, then there's one photo of Ian Somerhalder that I JUST have to put here. It totally inspired me for the character of Alaron. Yes, he looks almost like that in my head. [and yes later I will make reference to him in Chapter 5!]
By the way, I have never watched Vampire Diaries though... but my brother loves to watch it... and so I end up seeing this sexy guy on screen now and again. And then I found this photo and it hit me... if Alaron was to watch Erika as she does her work, he'd look like that!
Right, so here ends my visual playground.