Crimson Butterfly Book Cover by Eskiworks

Crimson Butterfly Book Cover


7 October 2014 at 11:44:16 MDT

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 -

Done in Photoshop CS6 with an Intuos 3 tablet

Submission Information

Visual / Digital


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    Wooogghh very nice!! Good lord the texture on the wings is excellent and the colors and pattern is really rad.

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    Oh my word this is beautiful! The pattern s on the wings are simply gorgeous; they remind me of stained glass~

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    This is so amazing!

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    I would freak out so hard if I saw that flying around.