project: Pearl Girl

ebook cover design
Jade Rawlings

The Pearl Girl cover project has a dark elegant mood without being overbearing. The final two episodes go from grey to white signifying healing.

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COVERS – ELEVEN EPISODES

Creative Brief

1. Product Description
Pearl Girl is an 11 audio and ebook episodes.

2. Features Differentiating Pearl Girl

The pearl symbolizes ‘genius in obscurity’, – by allusion to the pearl hidden inside its oyster. It’s identified as the human soul. It’s born from pain.

Pearl Girl is a classic fairytale implying healing childhood trauma.

3. Target Audience
Teenage girls

4. Deliverables
11 ebook covers PNG format.

5. Details on Tone, Message, and Style
Mysterious, gypsy, or ethnic. Not blatantly sinister but off-screen implied danger.

7. Typography: Designer’s choice

8. The Episodes

1.

title Gypsy Circus Episode One

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

The hero, Blue, is cursed with memory loss. His only clue is a magical poem. It contains the secret to free him from the curse.

The annual travelling circus comes to Trizzle. A girl hidden in a circus carts advises him not to attend. Her voice seems familiar. He decides to visit the circus.

2.

title Tent of the Freaks Episode Two

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

Blue goes to the circus. He over hears a conversation between two men about the new freak Pearl Girl. She is covered by pearl necklaces formed from her own tears. She can’t get rid of them because they are cursed. Blue goes with the crowd to see Pearl Girl. People make fun of her. He sees a magic pearl formed when she cries. Blue chastises and shames the bullying crowd. He asks if he can speak with her. She says he should leave. She agrees to talk with him later. She doesn’t show up at their meeting place.

3.

title Forest Knife Episode Three

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

In the forest night, Blue lies near his small campfire. A two-headed boy visits him from the circus. They want to know where Pearl Girl is. They figure he kidnapped her. He’s surprised. He explains he thinks Pearl Girl’s tears might bring back his memory. He tells about the poem and how tears are poison to witches. He tells them he thinks kisses will change the pearls back to tears. Blue feels thwarted. He wonders if he could love Pearl Girl. He falls asleep.

4.

title The Witchmaster Episode Four

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

The giant from the freak show is sent to bring Blue to the circus manager’s wagon. Blue convinces them he can rescue Pearl Girl from the witch who’s taken her captive. The Manager agrees to free her if Blue brings him a more profitable freak.

5.

title Secret Map Episode Five

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

The two-headed boy has a secret map. They give Blue the map.

6.

title Air Fortress Episode Six

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

Blue goes to the witches castle. Hidden, he sees the witch. He learns she plans to kill Pearl Girl and harvest the pearls. Pearl Girl is in an balloon air ship attached to the castle. There is a powerful storm

7.

title Kisses of Love Episode Seven

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

Blue goes up to the ship. He talks to Pearl Girl. She is afraid. He tries to kiss her. She is shocked and thinks he is crazy. He kisses her cheek and some of the pearls burst to tears again. His memory begins to return.

8.

title Pearls Burst Episode Eight

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

Pearl Girl asks why Blue is crying. He feels their shared loneliness and pain. Blue kisses her soft lips. Thousands of pearls burst to the floor. Heartache washing over him. She tells him her real name is Ophelia. He’s weakened. The witch is coming.

9.

title Magic Kill Episode Nine

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

The witch enters. Blue kisses Ophelia.The kiss explodes pearls in a flood of tears on the floor. The witch threatens Pearl but Blue say he should die first. When the witch steps towards him, she is transformed by the tears into a small bird. Blue then faints from exhaustion.

10.

title Freedom Dawns Episode Ten

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

Blue wakes up. It’s dawn. His pain is gone. The castle is transformed to shining polished marble. Everything is perfect. The golden bird lays three golden eggs. One pearl is left. Ophelia kisses Blue but one pearl still remains. Instead, it glows brighter. Both curses are lifted. They happily marry.

11.

title Fiery White Episode Eleven

subtitle Pearl Girl – a tale of love’s magic.

authors name Steve Teare

genre classic romantic fairytale

basic synopsis

It’s the future. They have children. Ophelia tells them the story of the remaining pearl. Evidence of their enduring love.