Monday, 2 March 2009

Turquoise & Leather


Turquoise and Leather is the first book of the Collared Series by Kim Dare. This is a gay/BDSM novella.

I started off by trying to find a guy in leather looking pants. This image fit the bill nicely and it had a nice dark quality to it which appealed to me. The Author requested that the model be wearing a turquoise collar as mentioned in the book.

It was simple enough to create the collar. I tracked down a rough chunk of turquoise and simply popped it over the leather looking cord. I think this guy may have been wearing a necklace so I just shortened it and then painted over the chain to give it a leather look.

I usually up the contrast on all my images which can add a more dramatic effect.

As you can see I used three different fonts. Two is always preferrable but the 'AND' looked better in a lower case, which the Trajan Pro didn't allow. I also added a turquoise glow around the fonts to tie in with the title.