In the coloring stage I wanted the focus to be on the shepherd and the bird, so I faded out the castle to the background, and made the bird the only object on the cover with warm colors. As a result, the viewer's gaze should go from the bird to the shepherd to the sheep to the castle. Let me know what most attracts your eye.
I also faded the edges and put an old parchment background in place behind it.
For the letters I used "Papyrus" again but I stacked three of each letter together to give it a thicker look.
Then I shaded them in.
And, here it is, the final temporary cover for "The Shepherd." Click on it for the full view.
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