Sacred Nature

I recently took on a series of projects - the design and illustration of 4 of LILIPOH Magazine's covers over the coming months.  For this first one, the Fall 2016 edition, the editor sent me the issue's article titles as inspiration for the cover and gave me the freedom to choose which direction to take it in.  Fall is my favorite season, and I feel strongly that magazine covers should be quick-read images that are colorful or bold in some way.  To illustrate the spiritual and structural message of "Sacred Nature, Sacred Structure", I wanted to make sure that the image showed both the intricate veins of the leaves (physical), and the subtle 'aura' or peacefulness of the tree (spiritual).    

I'm happy with this final moody & atmospheric seasonal image!