Thursday, August 20, 2009

Six Degrees of Separation and Cover Art

So I was hanging out with the lovely Brynn Paulin the other day and she was helping me make promo stuff for the upcoming Romanticon 'cause technology and I aren't best-ies.

Anyway, we were talking about what images we'd use on the postcards and wondering about what EC would do with the cover art for my upcoming print anthology for my three Torrid Tarot books. She brought up my author page on EC's site and started smirking when she hit the cover for I Put a Spell on You. Before I show you what amused her, let me show you what I had envisioned for my character.

In my head, this is Gray Foster.


















In the artist's head, this is Gray Foster.


















Now check out what Brynn found.


Gray Foster on my book cover bears an uncanny resemblance to Elijah Wood who totally looks like Hester Prynne. I think there might be fewer than six degrees of separation between I Put a Spell on You, The Lord of the Rings and The Scarlet Letter.

Well done, Brynn! :D

12 comments:

Brynn Paulin said...

You're welcome!! ;-)

Kimberley said...

Wow that's actually kind of scary but I personally like Bronwyn's imaginings better - he is gorgeous (I only watch some of those home improvement shows because he is on there) - LOL

Amber Skyze said...

That's pretty crazy! But I love the image in your mind Bron! He's one hot guy. :)

Lyla Sinclair www.lylasinclair.com said...

Hahaha! It's amazing the different mental images we have when reading or writing books. It's kind of like when you talk to someone on the phone and then are shocked when you meed them in person.

Regina Carlysle said...

OMG...best laugh I've had all day!

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Oy! (smacks head.) Sometimes you gotta wonder what they're thinking. Still can't figure out who the gnome is on the cover of Teach Me.

Arianna Skye said...

Darn! Don't you hate when your character descriptions get lost in translation?

Margaret Yang said...

Holy google, he really *does* look like Frodo.

Lelani Black said...

Easy now. If I were two feet shorter and wore size 12 high heels, Frodo'd be my man, OK? But I'm with the others, I do like handsome bachelor number one the most.

Genella deGrey said...

OK, I agree with Lelani. Bachelor number one gets my vote, too.

Cindy - I wanna see the gnome! Where do I go to see the gnome?
:D
G.

Anny Cook said...

Heh. Well I needed some amusement today. And #1 isn't bad, but I also like Elijah Wood. Call me strange.

Ashley Ladd said...

LOL. It's amazing how our thoughts (even when we provide pics) don't translate into reality. Happens to me, too.