this illustration is beautiful! and could be redone through the concept of using a females facial/ portrait area and have her lips coloured red to symbolise love-passion/kissing, use half the face of an animal which represents love, use the rose within her hair to represent love etc... as a concept for the cover of my romance novel- just a concept which could work or could not work.
Beautifully rendered totem mask. While very common in Central America with tropical animal themes, cold climate totem masks are unusual. http://www.etsy.com/listing/105991461/wolf-mask-any-color?ref=pr_shop