This is the book cover I used for inspiration. It's a collection of works by Edgar Allan Poe.
I really liked the way that the background was multicolored and had an interesting water color feel but more importantly I like the style of the black drawing. I don't have many dark photos but I tried to mimic the style loosely to create this watercolor flower for my page:
I really like the way the page turned out overall and I'd say it was a success for my first book cover experiment!