Speculative book cover design for 'Strands' by Jean Sprackland.
'Stands' is a book about beach-walking and meditation, about the things you find on the beach and changing landscapes.
I wanted my cover to represent the calm and meditation, rather that the harsh coastal landscapes of Northern England, Ireland, and Wales. Using soft pastel colours and mildly textured brushes, I created a landscape more suited to the theme of the book.
Portrayed in the first person, 'Strands' deals with Spracklands relationship with the coast, and memories made at the seaside. This optimism was key in focusing the expression on my character's face.
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