Original cover art for a novel
- 상태: Closed
- 상: $100
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- 수상자: reyesonline
I am looking for an original cover for a new series of fantasy novels. The first will be published as an e-book for free as an introduction to the series. So if successful may require more work in future.
Please check Keith Parkinson, who did the cover art for the Sword of Truth series. I like his art. At best use this for inspiration please do not copy the style exactly.
I am looking for something eye catching, that would stand out on a shelf, but original.
The lead character is a fit male. No bulging muscles. He is physically fit but would not stand out in a crowd. Pale, slightly tanned. Shortish brown hair and green eyes. Late twenties to early thirties but a fantasy combat veteran. Magic, swords, crossbows, etc.
My first image is of this man sitting on a boulder on a hill overlooking a grass valley. Down in the valley to opposing armies are facing each other in a sort of Mexican standoff where it looks like they are just waiting for the order to attack each other. Note they are not fighting yet. One of the armies is organised with shields and swords and polished armour while the opposing army are more a bunch of roughians. Knights vs Barbarians kind of thing. He is wearing some sort of formal high ranking military armour, but he has loosened some of the pieces carelessly so that he can breathe while he sits contemplating the scene below.
However feel free to experiment. If you would prefer to submit something completely original I have the luxury of being able to justify the cover by writing a related scene after, if I really like the cover.
According to what I could find on Amazon the recommended size for the cover is: 2,560px x 1,600px (1.6:1 aspect ratio). Remember the text needs to appear as well. So you can incorporate into the design and play with the text and font:
The Author will be listed as: Michael Kay
The novel is called: Trouble
The series is called: Grave Hysterics
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