My progress for today:
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So this one is a bit different from what I usually do. I’ve been commissioned to create a book cover for a book of poems by a local poet. Today I played with it and sent her four sample back covers; this is the fourth one (an my personal favorite). To create this I used existing artwork, an existing mandala design, and photoshop elements.
Image #1 shows a scan of my original poured ink “happenings” art entitled “Blue Angels“. This will be the background.
Image #2 shows an inverse design of “Soulscape” (white lines instead of black) which was the August 2017 Mandala of the Month as well as a couple of Mandalas of the Day as I progressed with coloring it.
Image #3 shows what I came up with after playing around with some fun tools in photoshop.
Image #4 shows it all coming together. I cropped the background to fit the book dimensions, then added the mandala layer on top. I really like how “Soulscape” looks like a fully bloomed flower with bright blue energy spraying outward while seeming to sit upon a cosmic nebula stem.
The bottom half of the cover will have a poem, her logo & website info, and the ISBN bar code. I really hope she goes with this one. 🙂
About the Mandalas of the Day: