Hadrion's Lover - Book Cover Rough

Hadrion's Lover - Book Cover Rough - student project

Hello Everyone!

This is a super rough begining to a book cover I'm working on. (It will wrap around the book, front and back.)

The story is called Hadrion's Lover and it's roughly about a post apocolyptic world where a community of people try a new formula to make a society but end up with very similar prejidices that we all experience in our society.  It also refrences our global history.  Hadrion was a Roman Emperor who went crazy when his lover killed themself.  So, here on the cover, you see two characters that represent that relationship.  

Because it's a post appocolptic world and everything is still falling apart I chose to shoot the characters from above, showing a point of weekness.  Also, I tryied to create as many triangles as I could to show that something  is wrong.  The coloms are leaning towards eachother... not like they're falling down, but hopefully more like a camera effect.  Also, the horizon is not quiet horizontal, the shadows and even in their body positions make triangles.  

I don't feel confident in compositions, so even though I tried to keep everything simple and on point, I may be way off. What do you guys think?

Thank you in advance!

Tara Nakano

Hadrion's Lover - Book Cover Rough - image 1 - student project

Update Part 1

Hello Everyone!

I just recieved  some really valuble sudgestions and I'm going to try to impliment them.  One was about the postion the characters are in; I found some reference photo's to take a look at.  Is there one amongst the positions that you think would be most successful in this context?  If so, be sure to let me know! 

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Maybe this last one?  Thanks!