The maquette of the book cover 

Hélène

English book cover

The reflection of our universe


It is not easy to convey an emotion at first sight. And yet, it is precisely what a book cover is made for : to successfully get the message across, at the very first glance.


The illustration was created in August 2018. It was the first order placed with a Freelance artist. We will not lie, it was our first stressful time!


“Will the result be worth the price? Will it match my expectations?

What if I eventually change my mind… what am I going to do with this order?” 😱

These are precious memories! But hey, there comes a time when you definitively have to get started.

The result was really worth it, and the great amount of stress quickly vanished. This first experience marked a long series of new illustrations.

Key elements of the cover illustration

This cover had to represent the key symbols of the story: Cassandra, her necklace, the star, and the castle.

As you can see, there is indeed our main character, Cassandra, at the top of a hill, her necklace in one hand. She looks towards Saint-Crystala, the capital of the Kingdom. The contours of the castle stand out on the night, the towers soar into the sky. Above, a radiant star culminates, which overlooks everything.

These different elements combined should allow you to visualize a fantastic story, a touch of magic, a feeling of royalty and an ounce of mystery.

The final version is yet to come

For now, it is only a maquette. We are still waiting for the end of the project to make a definitive version.

In the meantime, we hope that you will like this version, et that it will really make you want to enter the Kingdom of Crystala’Opram! 😄