A book cover design is needed.
This might be too many details but will give you a good idea of what I want. Let me know what you think.
From the back cover to the front.
Back cover from the left going to the right - black dark night with a solitary man dressed in the 1860s (coat and hat) walking on a street in the french quarter. He is walking away from the reader. The dark street is illuminated by the old gas lamps and you see parts of the buildings and street of the french quarter, but not much. The streets are cobblestone and are a little slick like after a recent rain. In the sky is a solitary red lighting bolt coming out of the sky. Towards the right going to the spine of the book there is a dove on the ground and 3 taking off in the air towards the right. At the spine it starts to fade to grey. There is another dove flying towards the front of the cover on the spine. The grey gets lighter on the front with the sun setting on the right top corner. I see this being mostly black and dark shadows and some orange and yellows from the gas lamp illumination. The man is drawn in white his head is bent in contemplation. Maybe his hand in his pocket. You see the back and side of him.
Front cover is Jackson Square and the Cathedral. The sun is setting to the right with stormy clouds in the sky. From the clouds in the right there are brilliant rays of sunlight streaming through. From left to right 7 more doves flying higher in the sky towards the sun (total 12 doves and from the first to the last they get gradually higher in the sky).
The front is grey and white pencil sketch. maybe a little faded yellow like the picture of the sky below.
Link to St. Louis Cathedral
French quarter street rain but the street in the 1860s were cobblestone, not asphalt...
this is a street scene from the 1860s to give you an idea of what the streets and sidewalks looked like and clothes of men
a night scene in the French Quarter - this is to show how the back cover can be black and white (ignore the red lights please)
This would be good if it were inverted and the buildings on the left with one gas lamp illuminating the scene and then you see the man in the cobble stone street and the doves from the ground going into the sky towards the right. I like how it shows the pitch black darkness all around. (please don't use the DIXIE sign)
This is how I see the lighting of the sky - the clouds can be different but they are stormy grey clouds and it is mostly greys with the golden setting sun w rays of light streaking down from the sun across the front of the cathedral