Author, Deborah Ritchie wrote a short story called, “Tattoos; A Beginners Guide” which required me to design the book cover, branding and promotional material. In order to reflect the direction of the book, without it being too literal, the objective was to incorporate all of the main character, Lola’s tattoo’s into the illustration subtly to not give away the story. While keeping the shape intriguing on the shelf to attract the target audience.
The tattoos represented in this illustration are: (1) The goddess of Janus where old life (the bust) meets new life (layered face) on her arm; (2) The birds is the placebo wings; (3) Crescent on her face; (4) Date of fathers death on bust; (5) The title of book Protege Moi (protect me in French); and (6) Love heart behind her neck.
Along with the cover design, to introduce the new book publication a promotional material for competition to win prizes if they receive a particular bookmark, lucky dip.
Medium: Ink, Black Fine liner, 2B Pencil, Fabercastle Chromo Pencils and Graphite.