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!
Update Part 1
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!