Un Mundo Propio

COVER ILLUSTRATION

"Lenka Koral is one of the greatest celebrities of the Republic of Terra, the creator of the most advanced virtual reality system ever conceived: The Isle. And yet few know the truth behind it, the horror story that lies behind that curtain, between the real and the imaginary.” I was commisioned to illustrate the cover for the eBook, written by Ricardo Riera, author of 'Dragún', ‘Burami y el Rey Rojo’, ‘Damas, bestias y otras’ and many other stories.

Un Mundo Propio Cover

The cover

The cover features Lenka, the main character, surrounded by the wilderness of The Isle, the imaginary dimension she can create to isolate herself from the reality. In the background we can see fragments of Lenka's ‘real' experiences, and the dark shadow of someone stalking in the sky.

Vector heart

Vector heart

The illustration covers the whole space, presenting a comfortable upper margin for placing the title and the author’s name. The artwork is 95% vector-based, with some post-production editing for color correction and slight texturing.

Contrast

Contrast

The severe contrast between the main character and the background made it easy to read the image even at a very low scale, which was indispensable, considering the cover worked essentially as a thumbnail in several online stores.

Finish & texture detail

Finish & texture detail.

Finish & texture detail

Finish & texture detail.

Excerpt from the story (original Spanish)

"¿Esto? Esto es sólo un truco de feria. Después de todo, la tecnología holográfica también ha avanzado a paso de vencedores durante los últimos años. Además, lo que yo les ofrezco no tiene nada que ver con proyecciones de luz o truco alguno. Ya se lo he dicho al principio de esta presentación, pero no está de más repetirlo. (TOCAR LA CABEZA) Todo sucede aquí. Es aquí, y sólo aquí, donde crearemos nuestro mundo. Un mundo propio.” —Ricardo Riera

My tasks

1. Cover illustration
2. Graphic design

Tools

• Pencil & paper
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Photoshop

Get the book

The book is available at several platforms, including Selz (ePub & Mobi):

Download on Selz

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