It still needs some tweaking, but this is the working cover for FREEBORN.
Even though the virus in the novel causes a pregnancy-of-sorts, I chose to stay away from images of zygotes, ultrasounds, and maternity.
I wanted a sci-fi feel without the standard DNA double-helix, chromosome images, gadgets, etc.
Overall, this version presents the ‘feel’ I was shooting for. I dig the coloring: an almost clinical/x-ray feel.
It’s a work in progress (like the novel), so suggestions & comments are much appreciated.
I like this cover, I think it was the right choice to stay away from the pregnancy theme this feels much more sci-fi than an ultrasound picture would. I like the spiky virus he looks like a bad ass next to the others 😀 You could always have just him on his own I think that would work too. 🙂
I considered having just spiky dude. But, I’m not sure he’d read well by himself. The current image shows that her’s different from the others: a reference to the Freeborns in the novel.
I think that this cover is – in a word – gorgeous. =) I completely agree that the more viral of your images works fantastically. I never really thought about the spikey dude being different. =o Inspired. =)
And with that said, I forgot to add that I think the spikey dude looks best in conjunction with the other three. =)
Now I need ‘official’ approval from the artist to use base images. I tweaked ’em, made ’em my own, but she deserves credit. (We’ll see how much it costs me…)