In order to write a novel, once the idea develops staying power, I have a need to make a cover for it. So, today, I am fashioning a cover for He Rose on a Golden Wing.
I started with this image which took me three weeks to put together with pen and colored pencil It is a picture of Valerie Clarke, not wearing any visible clothing and smiling with a Mona Lisa, not-quite-identifiable smile.
I then swiped and altered a couple of Pinterest winter scenes to alter and use as backgrounds. This does not adequately portray the crucial frozen Iowa pond setting from the novel. And red is not the color I need for a matte.
Here is a second attempt. Blue is better.
Here is the same cover with a more readable title.
And here is what it will look like if the Amazon cover-creator will allow it.