When friend and Heronfield author Dorinda Balchin approached me with an idea for her book cover, I was only too excited to offer my help. Using a combination of Photoshop to combine images and Adobe Illustrator for text and the design for the figures, the creation of the final artwork was a remarkably smooth process.
The novel, a sweeping saga set against the bloody battles of WWII, is centred around a country house, Heronfield. In designing this cover artwork, I hoped to imply something of the strife of foreign fields while retaining the emotional link to the characters’ beloved home. The design was also influenced by the artwork for Gone with the Wind, a film synonymous with epic love stories.
Details of how to get your own copy of Heronfield (both digital and print) are available on DorindaBalchin.com