Book Cover Design: Yamtarawala, the Warrior King

"Yamtarawala, the Warrior King" by Henry Akubuiro (2023) – watercolour/digital

After researching the events and era of the play's events, I felt a simple yet dramatic illustration would be best. Using splashed and dripping paint as blood, I morphed those into flowers (also featured in the inner layout) and the elongated spears of the warriors of the time. Amongst the "chaos" I featured the imagined profile of the bearded warrior king.

Full cover: "Yamtarawala, the Warrior King" by Henry Akubuiro (2023)

Some of the reference images.

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