Thursday, 9 May 2013

First impressions...

...are so important, aren't they? Which is why, even though I haven't actually finished writing the book yet, I've already begun work on the cover art for Drawn To The Deep End. Here's what I've got:

Preview copy artwork for Drawn To The Deep End
You'll have to imagine it without the "preview copy" watermarks...
If you've read any of the first draft excerpts, you'll know that The Tree is an important and recurrent motif, symbolising the narrator's struggle to move on from the death of his fiancĂ©e, Emma. You'll also know that there are lots of bad things going on in the narrator's life. So, lots of bad things, a tree... and this is what I came up with.

What do you think?


  1. Nice variant on a word cloud. I like it! (And I think it passes the thumbnail test.)

    1. Cheers Mark. I'll be honest, the thumbnail test was prominent in my thoughts after our recent discussion.