Dragon Seed Book Cover

A while back I was wandering my library and found this old book called Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck. I was intrigued because I thought it might be about China.

Since the book had no cover, I thought it would be appropriate to redesign it with my current knowledge of Cinema 4D lite, After Effects, and Photoshop.

The following is my process behind the final output.

I started with several sketches, mocked one up in C4D, and started collecting assets and building from there in Photoshop and After Effects
Here’s the cover in it’s current iteration, what do you think?