Work has really picked up for me over the past month, something that's both incredibly exciting and thoroughly exhausting at the same time, but I'm having so much fun working on new projects for clients. One such client is Laura Bendoly, author of a recently-released paranormal young adult novel called The Estate.
I love working on all types of projects, but illustrated covers are of particular interest for me because I get to be creative in an entirely different way than I do on covers that are photography-based, so when Laura came to me wanting a fully illustrated design, I did a somewhat embarrassing happy dance.
The end result is something really different (in the best possible way I think!) from anything I've done before, so I hope you all love it as much as I do.
Something creeps between the floorboards of the Rutherford Estate, the fortress where Eileen Morgan spends her sixteenth summer. It is in Fife, Scotland, a usually quiet community but where locals have been experiencing freak accidents – stampeding by bull and falling to their deaths in the North Sea. The inheritance of the estate is now in question. Is the heir Ewan Stalker, the estranged grandson who tends the sheep across the hill from Eileen? Will helping him risk goring by Caedmon the bull or being pushed down a mineshaft by the resident ghost? Whichever her choice, a dynasty may disappear forever should she not intervene in the Rutherfords' darkest hour.
You can find more of my cover design work at Seedlings Design Studio!