Friday, April 27, 2012

Fan Art Friday (97)

This week's fan art isn't exactly fan art but I thought it'd be an appropriate place to post it. The lovely Shanyn brought this cover contest - hosted by Bookalicious and Coliloquy to my attention - where the winner will receive money AND their cover could BE the actual cover of the book. So for someone who aspires to design book covers for a living, this was a pretty big deal. I haven't actually read Witch's Brew yet, so it was a bit of a challenge. I wasn't sure how big of a part the lillies played (finding dying, shriveled stocks of a lily was nearly IMPOSSIBLE) and I wasn't sure if my fire aspect would work but I liked what I ended up with and regardless of if I win, I'm incredibly proud of it. I'm also someone who likes covers in series to match so I really did my best to give it the same feel as the Witch's Brew. Thoughts?



And if you're not familiar with the cover for Witch's Brew, here it is side by side with my cover for The Gleaning!


Cross your fingers for me!

24 comments:

  1. THIS. IS. AMAZING. Seriously. Wow.

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  2. I love it! So much! I just love how you did the fire. And how the flowers look wilted. And I like when covers match too and these definitely do. I really really hope you win. :D

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm SO relieved you think the flowers like wilted because those were regular, lively, colorful lillies when I started and I had to manipulate them to look dead. Glad they turned out! :)

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  3. WOW! This is freaking perfect! Looks very proffesional and it really matches with the first cover! I hope you win lol

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  4. If you don't win, I'm throwing a hissy fit. This is beautiful and perfect and ugh.

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! I hope Coliloquy will feel the same! :)

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  5. Wow, this is seriously gorgeous! It goes perfectly well with the first novel, they are made for each other! Good luck, you deserve to win!

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    1. Thank you so much! That is definitely what I was striving for so I'm very relieved you think so!

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  6. Yours is definitely the best one out of the current submissions, good luck!!:)

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    1. I hope the publisher team and author feel the same! Thanks so much! :D

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  7. I love it! The color, the crisp images-- awesome work!

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  8. This is beautiful! So much better than the original one!

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  9. This is just absolutely stunning. Good luck with this and a future career designing covers - I would be happy to display this on my shelf! :)

    Sonia

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    1. Thank you so much! Hopefully you'll start seeing some of my designs on covers soon! :)

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  10. Oh my god, I freakin' LOVE this. <3

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  11. your cover is amazing, and the best one so far! you really deserve to win! good luck!

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  12. Holy effing eff! Can this be the actual cover? PLEASE?

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    1. I hope so! Cross your fingers for me? :)

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