Cover Design for Into the Brambles

I did the cover design for Into the Brambles, the first book of Daniel's forthcoming epic fantasy series The Brambles.

The explanation below of how the illustration works contains spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, don't scroll down. Come back when you are finished reading it.

(spoilers below)


  1. The illustration is an optical illusion. First, you see a goblin just inside a cave. There are trees overhead.
  2. Then you see that the tree leaves overhead are the outer edges of a giant black bramble in the middle. 
  3. The bramble appears to be just a giant bush, but then you look at it more closely and realize that it has evil eyes, just like the goblin below.


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