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Cover for Shardfall

Discussion in 'Cover Design' started by Graylorne, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Graylorne

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    Here it is, the cover of my first international book title: Shardfall, #1 of the Shardheld Saga trilogy.

    Created by Jos Weijmer, of JW Artstudio, Maastricht, NL.

    It depicts a crucial scene near the beginning of the story.

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  2. Evilyn

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    I like it, the only thing I would suggest is changing the font colour to maybe silver or gold, because at the moment (to me) their is too much green so doesn't stand out enough ( the cloak, the glowing hand, the material he is garrotting the bloke with).

    Other than that, it has a very Robert Jordan feel (his old covers) which is not a bad thing
     
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  3. Draco99

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    Hmmmm... The cover is quite nice, congrats on your talent!
     
  4. Graylorne

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    @Evilyn - Thanks! The green is on purpose. Book 2 and 3 get another identifying color. A Robert Jordan cover - the artist will like that.

    @Draco99 - It's not my talent, alas, but I'll pass to compliment to the designer.
     
  5. CupofJoe

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    I'm going to echo this.
    For me it has an older [almost emotionally friendly] feel to it, like I've just rediscovered a long forgotten paperback that I thought lost years ago.
    and I like the snow shoes...
     
  6. Graylorne

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    I'm glad! My writing is in a way a reaction to the modern, harder styles and the artist echoes that in his cover designs. I hope enough people think the same to try my books. Anyway, you made my day, CupofJoe.
     
  7. Jen Christopherson

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    I still love this cover! Wow! I hope to one day be able to make a cover half as good as this!
     
  8. Scribble

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    I like it. My compliments to the artist and congratulations to you!
     
  9. Weaver

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    I like the green text with the other green elements. The common color draws the eye to the important parts of the picture -- the shard-thing being the most important, I assume from the title. Intensifying the green in the text could make it stand out more, but I don't think it should be changed to a different color.

    Something else I like about this cover is that it in no way looks like someone just reworked a photograph of a couple people in bad costumes bought off eBay. It's very "old school" fantasy cover art.
     
  10. Graylorne

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    Thanks all!

    Old school, yes. All my English titles breathe more or leass the same atmosphere, and the upcoming ones will as well. They should be identifiable as both part of a series and of the same author, besides being different from the usual fantasy covers.


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  11. thejdubb02

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    Wow these are amazing! Well done!
     
  12. Lawfire

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    Very nice. The art has a definite Larry Elmore vibe to it.
     
  13. Graylorne

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    These comments escaped me, I'm sorry. :) Thanks for liking them.

    @ Lawfire, I passed your compliment on to the artist.
     
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