Incessant Rambling: A Book-Inspired Art

It's been a while  since I did an 'Incessant Rambling' post and I'm super glad to do another one with this awesome news!
Ever since I read HP and The Chamber of Secrets, I never stopped reading. I have read tons of great books over the past years and I have always thought of doing anything book-related. After visiting Ms. C.J. Redwine's site, I had the greatest motivation to finally do one!
But before anything else, this 'greatest motivation' I'm actually talking about is an awesome giveaway you can look into by clicking this link. And why is it the 'greatest motivation' and the most awesome giveaway? You get a chance to win an annotated copy of Deception ARC!! What is all about Deception you say? It's just the most anticipated sequel to a book that is brilliantly written!

Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.

But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive. 

In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight. Deception by C.J. Redwine

And now that that's clear, here's the "book-inspired art' I'm talking about. It's the very first one I did that is book related and I'm super proud of it even if it is quite simple.

This one's a close-up of the blue flower -

A closer look at the border and a quote (that is slightly readable) -

Here's another shot of the poster -

It's some sort of a poster. I want it to show a sneak-peak of what Defiance is. The black borderlines signify the walls of Baalboden. It's black with a touch of color red because it's meant to represent the spilled blood, the grief and the horror that lies within and outside its walls.
The sword signifies Rachel's bravery and determination. I've thought of doing something to make it look as if it's shining but I found that quite difficult indeed. I opt instead of giving it the color of gold and hence yellow. And if you take a closer look it's actually made of different hues of yellow. It's  from cut up pages of magazines and I just glued them together kinda like a collage.
Lastly, the blue flower with the ribbons signify the romantic relationship between Rachel and Logan. I find it so adoringly sweet - how they protect and look out for each other.
Oh and those written words at the sides? Those are some of the quotes I liked from the book. I wrote them down and tried as best I can to come up with different font style (I don't think I succeeded in that though).
And lastly (I promise), I'm so sorry if the pictures I took are posted in this way and that. I edited them in my PC but somehow they still ended up in that way when I uploaded them, oh sheessh. 
Anyway.. Thanks so much for hanging out and checking this post! Thanks a bunch!

And that's it!
I cannot wait to get my hands on DECEPTION!

Keep the books coming -