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Book cover design, based around the story ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Hans Christian Anderson. The design features strongly on her hair as this is… Read More
Book cover design, based around the story ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Hans Christian Anderson. The design features strongly on her hair as this is the only description we receive of the little girl. The eyes are also a strong aspect of the design, reflecting the way in which she is hypnotised by the Christmas homes. The stars shooting out her eye lashes show the shooting stars she saw in the story, and the matches are the matches which she lit for warmth and light. I wanted to reflect the end scene in the book; I therefore used watercolours so that it looked like her colour was fading out of her, and used blue on the lips as described at the end. I wanted to keep an overall eerie yet magical aesthetic as I felt this was reflective of the feel and atmosphere in the book. Read Less
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