Thursday, January 28, 2010

Here is the start of the bookcover for MacBeth. I want this cover to represent the evil that overtakes the entire story. My favorite characters are the most sinister of all.. the Witches. Lady MacBeth is also quite conniving and manipulative, and I want to show that feeling of cruelty that they all possess. My sketches were immediately bloody daggers, bloody hands, etc. The obvious imagery from the play. I wanted to put emphasis on the feeling of the book, and that's where I came up with the red pupiled eyeball. I think it accurately shows the evil and supernatural going on. I made up the eye with pieces from magazines, and for the eyelashes, i took a photo of a giant eye (a makeup ad) and copied the lashes onto a transparent paper. Now for fonts and text! Woo.