|The finished cover for Helkavirsiä|
Now onto the cover! Petri Hiltunen posted me the original cover of the book Helkavirret and asked for my interpretation of it. He just wanted it to be as gritty and bloody.
|The original cover.|
At first I tried staying very true to the cover but was never really happy with it. I felt that the image was somewhat corny and was very far from what I wanted to portray. So on the last minute I just started from the scratch. Here are the steps to the final cover :)
|Original line art. My boyfriend drew the clother of Ylermi as I had no idea how an outfit in that era Finland would work.|
|Fleshing out the cover but I was not happy|
|So I drew it again|
|Finished cover without the text elements|