Job: Cassie Edwards Romance Series
Client: Dorchester Publishing
Art Director: Tracy Heydweiler
Cassie Edwards is a historical romance writer. For this series, I was asked to created an upscale look for three of Edwards' back catalog of titles - both designing a new look for the front cover, as well as creating step-back artwork for each.
For the covers, my client wanted Edwards' name large at the top with a panel of artwork revolving around the story line of the American West and romance. For each step-back (a separate piece of artwork behind the cover) they wanted a romance style leading male character portrayed.
Shooting in studio with a model, I shot all three step-backs on the same day to save time and money for my client. I then proceeded in photoshop to create three separate artworks for each story, matching the overall color scheme to the cover.