For me, one of the greatest joys of being a self-published author is the ability to design my own covers. God has blessed me with the beautiful talent of drawing, traditionally and digitally, and I continue to feel blessed as I’m able to draw up fantastic characters and scenes that can grace the hard copies of my books.
How do I go about creating and designing a book cover? Well, it’s taken some years for me to get a basic understanding of design for covers, as it’s not something I’ve seriously studied. (I guess there’s always something new to learn!) However, through trial and error and looking at professionally published books, I’ve gotten some ideas on how to design a cover and hopefully make it eye-catching.
As a disclaimer, this post simply talks about how I create my covers, and is by no means professional advice or a step-by-step how-to. However, I hope it’s helpful for others designing book covers.