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The Crystal Spear

Discussion in 'Cover Design' started by Snikt5, Jul 7, 2019.

Does the cover grab your attention?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. Is that a wand?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Snikt5

    Snikt5 Dreamer

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    Good morning all,

    Please would you be so kind as to provide your honest opinions on the following fantasy cover please? The Crystal Spear is an ancient mythical weapon with unique powers.
     

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  2. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    Is there meant to be some writing in the background? It's unreadable, almost like a watermark.
     
  3. Snikt5

    Snikt5 Dreamer

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    It is a watermark. Before I approved the draft
     
  4. Insolent Lad

    Insolent Lad Sage

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    The design isn't too bad but the artwork itself looks clumsy and murky and a bit amateurish. And why is 'Book One' so tiny?
     
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  5. FifthView

    FifthView Istar

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    I like the design generally. I agree, "Book One" is in a font with lines that are too thin, letters too narrow.

    I did select "Yes" in the poll above, simply because I like the design.

    I'm not sure the dead body below is needed, although I do think having some character present might be good. Perhaps someone just discovering it, or reaching for it, with a look of awe on his/her face? I'm not sure.
     
  6. Chessie2

    Chessie2 Staff Article Team

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    Ideally you might consider working with a cover artist to help you visually reach your target audience.

    Off hand though, your titles/fonts can be improved. For font get it similar to other books in your (sub)genre. I would consider moving the title to middle position and enlarge it so it is more visible to your reader. Enlarge the font for author. You really want your name out there.
     
  7. Ned Marcus

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    It didn't really grab me, to be honest. But there are things I like about this. The colours work well for me. I think it needs a little more, but I'm not sure of what.
     
  8. Snikt5

    Snikt5 Dreamer

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    Thanks all, very useful feedback. Appreciate it.
     

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