This is the book jacket I designed after reading the news about Vietnamese women got sold to marry Chinese men. It was heart breaking when I read that story about the Northern Vietnamese woman had to marry a Chinese man about twice her age and exchanged her marriage with $500 so she can help her poor family out.
I illustrated on Illustration CC. I drew the Vietnamese woman who is the main character in front page, sad looking, tears dropping from her eye. She is dressing nicely waiting for the unknown man to bring her to the foreign land of the opposite side. I used pattern and gradients to create the tear drop and the necklace on her neck. The background has contrast: her side-her country is green and youthful as her age The other side, the foreign land appears darker and scarier, separated by the river
the book cover flows from front to back, one point perspective towards the left side of the cover. This cover will catch people attention on the crowded book shelf by using the bold color and the portrait of the women is simplified but still bring the emotion on her eye.