The Secret Garden bookcover WIP



  • @Susan-Marks Thank you so much! I really appreciate your thoughts ☺ This is a great idea! I think it will be more obvious when I add some color to the metally swirls around the keyhole.

    I was thinking of adding some kind of wooden texture round the keyhole to make it more obvious that it is a door. Do you like that idea too?



  • @hannahmccaffery You're so right! I should make it look a lot more bushy and wild. If there isn't a bridge in it, there certainly should! All bridges lead to passages far away and what is more mysterious than that in a garden? 😛

    The roses might be a bit concealed seing how theres so much gray but they're growing on each side of the bridge.

    A statue is a great idea as well! What about if I switched the bushes to the right behind the bridge for a statue?

    Thank you so much for thinking along!



  • @Julia Thank you Julia! Mine too ♥



  • @Sas yes-I think anything you try to make the door around the keyhole look more door-like would be great!



  • So I've been sketching a bit around the keyhole and added a little bit of texture. I think in the coming days, I will draw the "clean" version, add the texture around the keyhole and start thinking about which colors I want to add. I will also retwink the font making it more even and cleaned up.

    Thank you all so much for your suggestions til now! I really appreciate it. (I don't know why the picture is coming on its side but if you click it, it will stand up.)

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  • @Sas There should be a bridge and in your interpretation there definitely should be as it's drawn so beautifully 🙂 Ah yes i see them now, maybe they could be growing over the bridge a little bit?
    Yes that would look nice with the statue there! 🙂



  • @hannahmccaffery Thank you! Yes, having the roses grow a bit more out of order is a great suggestion. It does look a bit tame right now, doesn't it? Haha



  • Sigh I have to ditch this project for now. I won't be able to finish it in time due to family life. Thank you all who gave me such good advice and showed interest in my project and good luck all with the competition!



  • @Sas
    I had to do the same, I just postponed it. I got another idea for it, the spine and the back cover this time. Perhaps you will finish it another time in the future.



  • @Heather-Boyd Yeah I sure will! I am so bad at working with dead lines 😞 Or rather.. I am too stubborn 😛


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