Quick color study for my nosferatu novel. Unlike SCVK, I don’t have strong pictures of a lot of the characters in my head…which is annoying, I’ll be writing a scene and have to pause, “What was their name again??”
Background grabbed off GIS and blurred
Look who’s back! A peek inside Moxie Kitten’s active lifestyle.
A friend of mine wrote a postmodern hypertext (like, CYOA) eBook called LOVE OCTOPUS TRANSFORMATION. My sketch has been on its cover for years now, but since I’ve learned more about eyecatching book cover design, I wanted to update it and make it purdy for her.
Here’s the before:
The test of a good eBook cover: does it catch audience interest? Does it signal the genre?
My old errors: I stretched the text, and you can’t figure out what the illio is in the thumbnail. Genre, what’s that?
Here comes the AFTER!
A mashup of CC-0 photos, a little Krita magic, and surprisingly little futzing in Inkscape for the text!
This one might be a little fantastical for the subject matter, but I think it’s striking! If I could do it again, I might move the author name to the top…but at least the typeface matches her other books! #branding
Do you love BEFORE AND AFTER style book cover makeovers? Comment below with some of your favorites!
Any of you play MIRACLE MERCHANT? I adore the art style…so I made this!
NO, PIXEL, NOT OUR SALMON!
Inspired by WINGS OF FIRE, book 2.
OK, how come I spent two hours painting over a random sketch I drew months ago, but won’t invest the time in, oh, say, painting my own novel characters? Ah, well!
Dunno if I learned much here, but I sure *tried* a lot of new things.
Huevember 3…My favorite part of the egg. Especially when it’s on top of sourdough bread that’s been topped with a light glaze of butter and a sprinkling of shredded Tillamook cheese!
Been eating a lot of this lately! Believe it or not in college I was a Cup O Noodle girl…MAN I’VE BEEN MISSING OUT RAMEN TASTES SO MUCH BETTER \m/,