I've written a science fiction novel about the future of Virtual Reality; it's set in 2051. I have a draft book cover for it, but I'm not happy with the illustration (see eye graphic attached). I'm looking for either a new eye illustration, or perhaps an illustration of a VR helmet.
a) If an eye, needs to convey double realities - physical world & virtual world, nature & technology, etc. The book designer tried to convey this using a real eyeball inside a graphical eye. But I'm looking for something more, well, eye-catching than that.
b) A VR helmet is an option too and I've attached a good example of that. If you go in this direction, don't make the helmet too detailed. Something that covers the eyes and ears, like in the example attached, would be best.
UPDATE: if you try and draw the helmet, here is how I described it in the novel:
"I put the sleek dark grey helmet on. The visor automatically closed over my eyes and fastened onto my face, about halfway down my nose. At the same time, the inside of the helmet molded to my ears."