I was invited to create artwork for a new fiction novel. After reading the synopsis and a brief intro I was intrigued and wanted to create a surreal book cover that fits with the dark theme of Mixing Blood by Kyhira Tenti.
The imagery I used was a bleeding hand with blood dripping onto a white flower; there is a reflection of a demon on one of the blood droplets. The typography is a mix of serif fonts with some extra drawn-in calligraphy that comes together to create the title.
My initial sketches and drawings were done by hand in pencil and graphite, final details and typography added in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
This was a very satisfying project and I’m looking forward to creating more book covers in the future!