So, here we have the 2nd draft of the new cover.
As requested, the main figure in the foreground has had a few years shaved off (as well as the facial hair – not a good look on a 14-year old boy!). He’s introduced the sinister figure in the background and has managed to keep the overall ‘feel’.
There’s still work to do… for instance, he’s inserted the space in the title – just in the wrong place! A minor point… just a wrinkle to be ironed out. The forest in the story is very old, very dark and very dingy… so I’ve requested some of the vibrant colour used in the background be washed-out or faded. On top of these and a few other minor things, Akira has a number of his own suggestions he wants to throw at me – I’ll be interested to see what he comes up with.
Stay tuned… more to come.
gg… over and out!