Here was a design I came up with a few months ago:
The eyes were annoying me. I kept changing their size, so you could see more or less of the face. I'm not happy with the way they are here. I was going to add something (likely a DNA strand) in the dark space at the bottom. I do like the way the text looks, and the black background.
Here is a working sketch Lydia drew up:
I love the background picture. I love the purple. I actually really love this, except it doesn't fit the content of my book well enough. (Make's me think of a ghost/horror story. I'm going for more sci-fi/adventure, with perhaps a subtle creepy undertone).
With something "dome like" in mind (since the story takes place in one), Lydia created with the following design:
While I loved the image, it again didn't fit the mood I was going for.
So I tweaked it a bit and came up with the following:
Still, something was missing (the edge of the picture needed to be touched up, at the very least).
And fixing that brought me to where I am now (ignore the difference in title... that's a whole different challenge I'm working on):
What do you think? Critiques are welcome, especially if they are accompanied with suggestions for improvement :)