My contribution to the Days of Monstrous Love <3 monster bb, we all love you, and I hope you like these!
Read the beautiful stories that inspired these covers here:
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A sample of a few of the commissions I’ve done on Fiverr. For five bucks, you can get a custom faux-papercraft portrait of yourself or a loved one!
S3 face swap time, because nobody’s revoked my Photshop license yet.
For only 5$, moonblossom will turn a photo of you into a digital papercraft. Using a photo you provide me, I will create a digital faux-papercraft silhouette portrait of yourself or a friend. The more detailed your hair and | On Fiverr.com
I’ve signed up for Fiverr! For five bucks, I’ll make one of those goofy digital papercraft portraits of you, a friend, or a loved one, so long as you provide a decent photo to work from :) Please spread the link around!
Something a little different this time. This cover isn’t for a fanfic, it’s my reimagining of a cover of a legitimate, published novel. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa is an interesting take on a YA vampire story, in that it takes place in a dark, depressing post-apocalyptic world and the heroine of the novel is the vampire - not some dark broody male love interest. There’s a romance subplot, but it’s not overwrought and doesn’t take over the whole book. It definitely doesn’t glamourise the vampire aspects. It’s got some issues (massive lack of other female characters, for one), but overall I enjoyed it. However, the cover really drove me crazy.
The story takes place in the US, but the lead character is clearly of Japanese descent. There are multiple references to it throughout the book. Despite the protagonist’s race (and the fact that there’s several paragraphs discussing her first ever encounter with running water and a bath tub after years of living on and off the streets), the woman on the cover of the book is a Caucasian-looking woman with lush, flowy hair.
I decided to see if I could do something that felt stylistically close to the original, but more accurate to the series and the protagonist. Also, I am eager for any excuse to use a photo of Rinko Kikuchi. I’m not sure how well I succeeded, but at least I tried.