The author says:
What if Paris’ infamous party girl didn’t die of consumption at 23 in 1847? Blood Diva is a sometimes humorous, erotic look at love, sex, romance, celebrity, destiny and the art of seduction, that asks a simply question – Can a one hundred ninety year old French courtesan find happiness in 21st century Brooklyn without regular infusions of fresh blood?
I like both the concept and the artwork chosen, but the resolution is too low; you can see the fuzzy pixelation that’s a dead giveaway for an image found on the web and blown up. The contrast is especially obvious when comparing any straight lines in the artwork with the lines of the font.
And speaking of the font… Too, too dull. You don’t need something ornate — the artwork takes care of that — but explore try to find either something period or, for contrast, something very current and edgy to indicate that the story takes place in the present. (I’m not sure how well my second suggestion would work; it would depend a lot on the specific font. You’d have to try and see.)
Also: The modifications to the art to make the fountain flow red are really, really primitive. Take the time to do it right.
Here are other things I’d do:
- Reduce the unused space at the top and bottom of the poster, either completely or to a symmetical border.
- Play with the color balance, upping either the green or blue, to give the image a slightly unsettling/otherwordly aspect — you don’t want the cover on a vampire story to be too warm and sunny. (But make sure that the blood still looks like blood.)