Before and After: Chaos. Hope. Love. teaser graphic.

Some of you might not be aware of this, but I do the graphic design stuff for my own books. And actually, I really enjoy it.

One of my favorite parts of this is to take a picture, play with it, and make something from it that’s completely and utterly me. My style. My aesthetic. 
So… Because I enjoy it and to encourage myself to do more of this sort of thing, I thought I’d share some before and afters of the pictures I used to make some image or another. Just so you know, the quality of the pictures and the graphics won’t be the same as what I used/the original result, because I’ve actually paid for some of the images and wouldn’t want people to infringe on copyright on my behalf. 
Today, though, I have a free image (I.E. one with a CC0 license) from Pixabay

Before:

Fashion, Beauty, Model, Portrait, Girl
I was looking for a picture that suits the story of Eris (Greek goddess of chaos) in modern times (and who kinda sorta fit the mental picture I had of her in my head.) 
Part of the story Chaos. Hope. Love. is the fact that part of Eris’s talents as a goddess (and the reason why she could be everywhere and nowhere at once) is the fact that she can dissolve herself into thin air, so I wanted my picture to represent that. 
A bit of adaption, a few words and…

After: 

Tada! For those of you who missed the previous million times I mentioned it, you can find the first part of Chaos. Hope. Love. here. 😉 
Let me know what you think! Like the teaser graphic? Find the before and after idea interesting? Should I do more of these kinds of posts? 

Also! Just a heads-up to my friends on WordPress. I keep hearing that people using WordPress are struggling to visit Blogger blogs for one reason or another (or about a thousand of them.) 

SO. I’m experimenting with cross-posting to a WordPress blog. Exact same content, just on a different platform. So if you’d rather go there, all you have to do is click this link.
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13 thoughts on “Before and After: Chaos. Hope. Love. teaser graphic.

  1. Love your visual teaser! Very creative. I also make my own book covers and I think Pixabay is one of the best sources for free images.
    I blog on WordPress but I do have a blogger account, so no problem visiting or commenting on my friends' blogs on Blogger.

  2. Misha… I think it's awesome that you can do the graphic art design… I am not creative that way as I wish that I was… my oldest daughter does it for a living and totally enjoys it xox

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