This cover was requested by C.S Luis for her new book, The Companions.
I left the blank, white box on the back for the barcode.
The cover took approximately four hours – the longest a book cover has ever taken me to produce. The reason for this is the extreme editing. The cover is made up of nine different images, and due to Luis having a signature font on her covers – but not knowing the name of said font – I also had to search for the font to make sure I found the correct one.
Only one change was needed from start to finish of the book cover – which was the back image.
Initially, I made it a smoked background, giving it a sensual look.
However, Luis found another image she wanted on the cover. Which leads us to the final product:
The cover is effective, and stylised for both the genre and the subject matter. It was a challenge to produce – mainly because of the lighting on the models not co-operating with my tools. But, it turned out well, and I’m quite happy with it, and Luis seems to be, too.