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Cover shoot progress

I now have most of the props for my book cover photo shoot. Spray paint, pins, hot glue, RIT Dye, masking tape, old curtains, bits of hardware, an actual riding crop off eBay--I really haven't had this much crafty fun in ages.

The lighting is pretty good. I'm pleased with the complementary orange/blue color scheme--which was a happy accident. It was time to put a body in the chair and start testing poses.

So I asked my sister to don the shirt and drape the (very skinny) "buckskin breeches" (linen drawstring pants, still awaiting modification) over her legs, and strike the attitude.

I liked the effect, so I pasted on the head of the actual model I hope to hire for the photo shoot.

test book cover art for Restraint, showing a long haired and barefoot young man in Regency garb lounging in an ornate wingback chair

(The professional graphic designer will be charged with a real layout and real fonts. It's still up to me to tweak the costume. The draped column might have to go.)

What do you think?

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frozen_delight
Mar. 26th, 2017 11:56 am (UTC)
I think it looks great!
emeraldsedai
Mar. 26th, 2017 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We just got a very nice Persian-style rug in--had to get it out of storage--so, more test shots today for the change in color on the floor.

Seriously, I'm having so much fun with this that I'm in danger of not really caring whether I ever get a book cover out of it!
starfishchick
Mar. 26th, 2017 07:03 pm (UTC)

Aahhhhh, it looks so good already!

emeraldsedai
Mar. 26th, 2017 11:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! With every iteration, it gets simpler. It's a fun project, but hard to know (as a non-designer myself) what's really "best" for the novel. So much to learn!
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