Marie Antoinette is a fascinating historical figure. After learning about her life (and watching the beautiful cinematic adaptation), I was inspired. I chose to create a book cover for her biography. It was important for me to highlight the tension between this character’s persona. She was known for her overindulgence and perceived by many as a frivolous woman, while under the surface she was troubled and dealing with issues not known to many at that time. I felt that the juxtaposition between the light-hearted, candy colored pink with the gritty black and silhouette of her ultimate demise was a perfect way to depict her.