When I was pursuing this idea, I got started by choosing a book that I had recently read and loved. It was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. This book has great imagery of the mountain, the wind and the weather, and I felt like I would enjoy designing a book cover with these themes in mind.
film Wuthering Heights 2011
I started planning out the cover by writing a list of keywords that I associated with the plot of the book. From there, I came up with some preliminary thumbnails of the cover.
I preferred these images, and I chose one to develop further. I will add more detail to the chosen idea and decide to play about with it further in a bigger format.
the 50 Years of Print exhibition at the Kelvingrove museum