Hello. Thank you for considering designing a book cover for Fembodyverse. When you show me images, it is fine to show them in pdfs, but when I chose a final cover, I must ultimately receive a dot ai file. If this works well for you, please proceed into the description of Fembodyverse. With much thanks, Michele
Here’s the story…
Fembodyverse: An Inner-Stellar Adventure into Womanhood
The timeless, frolicking and feminine adventure of Fembodyverse is a story about a seventeen-year-old girl, Estelle, who has one wish—to feel like a woman. She believes by losing her virginity she will be filled with this magical feeling. Not only does this modern induction fool her, but an inner voice beckons her to a more ingenuous initiation. With a trusted guide, Estelle begins her inner-stellar adventure into womanhood, traveling through her body’s exquisite cosmic dimensions of the universe within. There, she meets powerful leaders, discovers brilliant mysteries, and faces challenges that unlock her embodied wisdom. Back and forth from the internal world and the external world she travels, her family and friends think she’s lost her mind as Estelle courageously claims her dazzling and majestic value from the inside out.
Fembodyverse: The universe of the female body.
Image: The images labeled: ‘FBV Cover White Board’ are the most recent designs, but with limited colors and artistic ability. The image is of a girl’s feet standing on the grassy illuminated earth in front of a tree (in a forest with other trees [not pictured] in the background; see image ‘FBV Cover Charlotte). The image shows the girl’s connected relationship with Earth; its light is meeting and communicating with her feet, and, as such, her feet and legs are aglow, revealing her illuminated cosmos within, gradually increasing up (the story starts at the feet and moves up the body) in deeper color that eventually meets with the rest of the cover to symbolize the rest of the cosmos. The fuchsia (the color I want) star field surrounds the image, representing the inner world Estelle travels. The main title, Fembodyverse, is curved at the top. The subtitle, An Inner-Stellar Adventure into Womanhood, is curved at the bottom. My name, Michele Elizabeth, is straight, horizontal at the bottom.
I want to show the following qualities/elements on the book cover:
-Dazzling star field inside feet & legs, flowing up, then, out to entire front/back cover
-Graduation of color from light orange star field in feet, to pink star field in legs, to fuchsia star field at top of legs into the rest of the background of front/back cover
-Light from grassy earth showing divine connection/communication with feet
-Tree(s) in background image. In the story, Estelle goes into the forest to cross into her inside world (please see image ‘FBV Cover Charlotte’ for example of trees in the background).
-Toenail polish – fuchsia/violet – to indicate these are female legs.
Genre: This book is NOT ‘YA’ – Young Adult; it’s for all women with the hope of capturing some mature teens. The aim is for Estelle to be a new ‘super’ heroine, new archetype, the story to be a new timeless fairytale…like Snow White or Wonder Woman…but instead of saving the outer world, she saves her inner world. The book is NOT New Age; it’s for all women and girls with a modern quality.
Style: I envision the cover hip, happening, cosmic, feminine, enchanting and powerful. There has already been said interest in Fembodyverse for a movie; please think along those terms, perhaps like a movie poster.
Stars: I love the Hubble photos (links below); I would love to see the interior of the feet, legs, and then, flowing up and out to the rest of the cover, a Hubble-like star field. Please also see images ‘Star Field, 3, 4, Orange Star Field’.
The Pistol Star: A Brilliant Star in Milky Way's Core http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album…ires/true/
Fuchsia star field – Love it! Perhaps for base color of book onto back.
Close-Up of Light Echo Around V838 Monocerotis (September 2006) http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album…ires/true/
Dazzling bigger stars with smaller stars with warm colored background
Hubble Images of Star Cluster Before and After Astronauts Fixed Hubble's Flaw http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album…ires/true/
Warm star field variations
Nebula N159 http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album…ires/true/
Showing orange blending into pink star field – inspiration for feet and legs.
Star Diamonds: Within the story of Fembodyverse, the inner cosmos has ‘star diamonds’ throughout. I would be very interested to see if you could create star diamonds that radiate tiny rainbow prisms like a diamond. I want the cover to be dazzling; when one picks up the book, it’s a treasure to be opened. The story’s biggest theme is: Inside-out value.
Title: So far, I see the title, subtitle (and maybe my name) curved around the circular image. I would like the main title – Fembodyverse – to be dazzling in some way, perhaps with star flourishes coming off it. I am not attached to the color, as long as it works with the other colors (the cover is very colorful just like the story’s interior body scenes). If you can create the star diamonds, perhaps the title can have that prismatic quality. I would like the subtitle to be similar. I think my name looks best in uppercase letters, and, I am open to font/size ideas.
Spine: Large main title, with smaller subtitle underneath in same star-diamond color. My name small at the bottom. Same color fuchsia star field (perhaps less stars on the spine) in background.
Back: A continuation of the fuchsia star field. That’s it. I will put text/photo afterward.
Thank you so much for being co-creators with me!!!