I have now made a front cover for my story.
Using Photoshop, I coloured in a drawing from my previous post and made a background from collage.
I am pleased with the finished front cover but am aware that I may want to change it as my work develops over the time it takes to make the whole book.
I want to keep working in this half collage-half drawing style but I don't want to stick to a strict colour palette or restrain myself into one style too much, as I want to allow myself to develop a personal style naturally, and to try new collage techniques and ways of drawing as well as doing what I am already good at.
This is the front cover I have made: