E-book cover for 'Seance of the Souls' 2013
This book is set in Victorian London, where a medium calls forth the spirits of your murdered family. It is connected to the other books in the 'Macabre Collection' and continues the story of an unfortunate character who has gradually lost his entire family.
For this series of books the author asked for the style to be reminicent of a 'Penny Dreadful', so that was the key inspiration. Penny dreadful covers are almost always black and white, and generally have a crosshatched texture because they were etchings. These were the features I put into my own style to make the covers.
This cover was shortlisted for e-book cover of the month in May 2013 by online magazine Indie Scene.
Digital image created in Photoshop.