I’m working on the cover image for book 2 of the Records of the Ohanzee series and I need some input. Above are the quick and dirty versions of the cover using each base image (keep in mind that the pictures still need to be color adjusted etc). I’d like to keep the overall cover design consistent with the layout for book 1 (below), but I just can’t decide which image I prefer between version 1 and version 2.
So my question is: which one do you prefer? What do you like or dislike about it?