The first was more lettering, though I did mess around with the photo he sent me for the cover - layering in purples into the sunset, darkening the branches, and intensifying the setting sun. Worked out fairly well I thought.
Here's the original photo :
And how it ended up :
The other one I was supposed to do a LOT earlier. I offered to do a cover for Rish's story 'Murdertown, 1 Mile'. I had what I thought was a really good idea, though when I came to create it, it didn't live up to my hopes for it...
I was pretty unhappy with it, and I left it for quite some time. A couple of days ago I opened the file up and was struck with a way I could make it better -
I had to find some 'splatter' brushes on line - but that wasn't too hard. I'm much happier with the way this version looks !