Two very different looks in progress. The first one is above. Very chick-lit, cartoon, bright, happy, fun. That does capture the mood–but does Lucy need a nose? More of her face is available, I assure you.
This next one, though, is just beautiful. I don’t know that it captures the fun of the book, but I sure like how it looks.
Now that I see them here, I think the bottom one needs more color saturation. And maybe those bigger butterflies need to be swatted away. I love the “…good things happen to those who refuse to wait” line. That really captures Lucy’s attitude.
As much as I love the sophisticated image in the bottom cover, I think the cartoony one is stronger for this genre. I’ll probably end up making another one.