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
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…
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?