|This had problems; the original was worse|
I had wanted it to be moving, the tears in the eyes - the story arises from a bereavement - but while I liked the composition and the color, I had to admit to myself (at the very least) that this was wretched and needed to be adjusted.
I liked the colors and the composition, and, as with the other designs in the cycle, I liked using statuary (in this case a bas-relief) that had some connection with the characters.
The hair was problematic, and there were several reasons why I was dissatisfied.
|An improvement, but needs work...|
|The final version|
I adjusted it a little this morning and then the connection failed. I'll upload the 'final' version this evening. I made the man larger on the page, and raised his chin, as I had intended.
...and here is the final version. I also removed the hand from the frame, whihc reduced the 'noise.
One more step taken. *Sigh*. I will miss this story.
September 6, 2015:
I am editing this to show the final cover. I scrapped the cover image, which I realized was not up to par, and composed a different one completely: