Here's a class assignment where we would create a bookcover for the novel "The Help." The book deals with racism in the south during the 1960's. A touchy subject matter thats usually hard to deal with just because of the sensitivity of the topic. I felt that the best way to tackle this was to make the image a metaphorical representation of what the book is about rather than a literal image of what it's about.
I wanted to create an image that has more of an emotional impact rather than a narrative one. anyways, here' are my thumbs. the red lines represent where the text is going to go.