How it happened: Book Cover-Life as a Ghost
Yet, there is a scene where Storm, our protagonist, puts a red hyacinth in her hair. So I wanted to include that bright pop into the cover.
The original drawing was just that: colorless and had more of the contours of the face and it's shape. The trimmed down version has far more impact.
Then came the color. That red flower and those soft blue eyes with nothing to distract from a young woman staring straight into your heart.