Crop of a book cover illustration for Kristen Holbrook, for her suspenseful book she is getting published! I did a full jacket wrap-around illustration, this is a crop of the front cover since it's the main image and the most interesting part. The back cover has a few of these butterflies (green comma butterflies) flitting about the edge and trailing a red mist behind them. What I loved about doing this piece was the design aspect of it, relying on shape and pattern more than brush strokes and texture. Then of course, I got to make butterfly wing texture super up close which was a blast! Please check out her blog and keep an eye out for when she publishes, this novel promises to be a VERY interesting read.
Kristen's blog, for more info regarding her book - http://thewowexp.wordpress.com/
Done in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet