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Cover Art. Your thoughts on this?

Discussion in 'Cover Design' started by The Blue Lotus, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. W.k. Trail

    W.k. Trail Scribe

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    Thanks for being more blunt than me, I was kicking myself for the kid gloves. The book will do way better if he drops the artist.
     
  2. The Blue Lotus

    The Blue Lotus Auror

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    Thanks to all for their replies over these last few months.

    Really helpful!

    We have finalized a cover with art that is very close to what was posted here... But, the cheese has left the building hopefuly.

    This was just a mock up to get reactions to the concept. I think what the final draft became is really very good. Once the book is done I will send the cover along with the story to the betta's and see what they think before I go shouting "Presto!" ;)


    Thanks again,

    ~BL~
     
  3. Jess A

    Jess A Archmage

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    I look forward to seeing the final. :)
     
  4. MichaelSullivan

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    Keep in mind that cover's don't have to be set in stone. In today's age of digital books (ebooks and print on demand) there is no reason NOT to change a cover if you are getting bad feedback from it.
     
  5. MichelleHall99

    MichelleHall99 Acolyte

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    I totally agree with that. There are also a lot of young readers and a good graphic design can sure get them.
     
  6. writingcontest

    writingcontest Acolyte

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    I'd also scrap the font for the title/name and go with a more traditional font.
     
  7. Graham Irwin

    Graham Irwin Sage

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    I definitely agree. Another great thing about digital books is that a minor typo can be corrected overnight. You don't have to wait for a printing, then a proof, then another printing.
     
  8. The Blue Lotus

    The Blue Lotus Auror

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    So here is the newer version of the cover. This is not the finished product... just a mock up but I kinda like it. What do you think?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Johnny Cosmo

    Johnny Cosmo Inkling

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    You should probably work with the correct proportions from scratch because it will help you visualise the end result better. Also, it's very blurry, so you could probably do with using higher resolution images.
     
  10. Graham Irwin

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    It makes me think of Great Gatsby.

    Which is a good thought.
     
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  11. Looks good as a concept, just needs sharpening up to finish it off :)
     
  12. The Blue Lotus

    The Blue Lotus Auror

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    Ah, see I fuzzed it up thinking it looked better that way. Hmm...
     
  13. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I think the right eye looks better than the one on the left.
     
  14. MichaelSullivan

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    Can you post the "back of the book blurb" it would help to have some context to see if the book's type matches the mood of the cover.
     
  15. TWErvin2

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    Is there adequate room at the top for the titlework without crowding the eyes?
     
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