I'm looking for a beautiful, attention-grabbing, high-quality cover that makes a reader itch to read the book.
If done really well, this could potentially lead to a few more cover illustrating jobs.
The book is going to be called either "I Paint Lives" (but maybe play with the letters so it seems like it could also read "I Paint Lies") or "To Paint a Life" (play on words with the "f" so it seems like it could read "To Paint a Lie"). It's about a young Italian/Sardinian man who can paint things to life (though his gift is more of a curse).
I'm looking for a white background (so that the title and imagery pops). Also please Google current bestselling book covers to get an idea for what grabs readers. I've attached some ideas as well for inspiration. Give me a quote for the full book cover (front, back, spine- will need a few versions in different sizes for paperback/ hardcover/ ebook and a version with jacket flaps). I would love it if the illustrator could send me a few sketches of ideas before making the cover, so that we could pick the best one.