SERVER, THE METAMORPHOSIS, AND ART
When it came time to depicting the book through cover art - I wanted somehow to capture the feel of the original cover of Kafka's Metamorphosis. The sense of dread, horror, and a character on the border of madness spoke to me and I wanted those feelings represented in my own cover.
I ask - does this cover speak to you? If you didn't know anything about the book, what would you think? I must admit to being 'stuck' here and something feels not quite right to me, but I can't put my finger on what this illustration for the book is missing. Hopefully feedback from readers and friends can help me make the jump and figure it out.
Now that you see the original cover with the image of Kafka's Metamorphosis I was trying to capture, what do you think of this new illustration?
Thank you in advance for any input you can give.