The first label is "Illustrated"
Easiest pick ever. No really. This cover is a gorgeous work of art that has so many intricate details and uses its space so well. It's one of my favourite illustrated covers.
I love this cover, it's so mystical and fantastical. The dragon and the city below looks amazing. Everything looks pencil drawn and the burgundy red colour around the borders makes it seem old and antique.
This category was so difficult to pick for, but I had to go with this one. The illustration style is thick-brushed and exploding with details, and the girl's posture (along with the mummy's!) is captured perfectly. The hand-lettered title's brown goes well on the pale jade background and pink accents.
The next label is "Aquatic"
The first thing one notices when looking at this one is the water. It plays such a big role as it’s also in the title. The complimentary blue of her dress and the aquatic flowers support the theme of the cover as well.
So much love for this cover. It's dramatic, but toned down because of the muted colour scheme; the light draws my eye toward the glowing insignia and the shiny golden title, while there's plenty of texture to be found in the background.
Again, one of my favourite covers. I've always loved how dark this one is. The fact that it's underwater means it fits "aquatic". What's best about this cover is the symbolism. The girl is in dark, murky water and the guy holding her gives a menacing image.
Can't say I disagree too much with the choices. I've noticed my choices so far have included dark covers, which says something about my personal tastes. Seraphina for illustrated is a really good choice too. I was also interested to see that we all picked different perspectives for "aquatic". Eden picked an actual picture of water, Mari picked a girl floating above the water, and I picked a girl trapped under water.
I really like all the choices for illustrated. As for aquatic, I find it interesting that all the covers are dark. They feature water but not in a light sense. P.E. and I's have the ominous feeling around them, while Eden's is very dramatic.
Make sure to check out the second part on Eden's blog, Pass the Chiclets!