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Vote for Your Favorite Sci-Fi Cover

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I have just finished up designing these five sci-fi book covers.

They are all for sale at $75 for each premade cover design. There are no hidden fees. When you purchase a premade book cover from the gallery, it is immediately removed and no longer offered. The cover you purchase on the premade cover designs page is unique and will not be offered for sale again.

Each premade cover design package comes with your Trade Paperback cover, your  free eBook cover, plus two free 3D covers for use on your website or in your social media marketing methods.

Vote for Your Favorite Book Cover Design

You can find the poll to vote below. Take your time but remember that these are merely concept cover designs, so the image quality might not be as good as the final cover would be.

My favorite is Aurora, and then Moon Base Eleven. ūüôā


Be sure to come and see me for your next book cover design.


Cover Concept Contest: Vote for your Favorite Cover

This is a book cover design I have been working on recently which will be a movie poster as well. Most of the book cover designs closely follow my clients vision for the manuscript.

I have to say that I am biased and prefer my original illustration which was an abstract of a man walking out of the desert with the sun behind him. I think that as a book cover it catches the viewer off guard and draws them in with the line-work moving in toward the sun. I think it is a unique book cover illustration that would stand out from the crowd while cleverly representing the story.

Whichever book cover design you choose, please also let me know what you think of the book cover illustration in the comments below

Remember that these are just book cover concepts, so nothing is set in stone and they look rough around the edges. Also the quality is not as fine or detailed as a finished work would be. I appreciate you taking the time to vote because your decision helps me to take a step back and look at the book cover designs from a different perspective.

Thank You

 

 

Vote for the Best Book Cover Design

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Which cover should I use? 

Let’s see which one you like best!

 

 

An Exciting Cover Reveal

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I’ve been reading this¬†book sent to me by new indie author John Kreilkamp and it is AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE it! I’m so glad he¬†found me to design his cover. This book should be out sometime in the first part of 2016, but for now you can follow John on Facebook and catch some of his wonderful artwork.

Johns story keeps me reading and I don’t want to put it down. The scenes with the characters make me feel like I’ve been transported back in time to the seventies and I am right there in the room with them. It plays like a movie in my head, the story is just brilliant really.

I wanted to create a cover that was entirely unique, that would look a little strange, and that would capture the colors of a seventies acid trip. It’s meant to be a bit surreal, like the story of the year in the life of the protagonist.
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That said, I have come up with an illustration and design with the help of an¬†art piece created by John himself, ¬†‘A Collection of Selves’ (which I thought was appropriate not only because of the line-work, but because of the name). It really brings balance to the cover overall. Follow John ‘Quantum’ Kreilkamp¬†on Google+.
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In the end it’s a colorful cover that jumps off the page at you and I like it for several reasons:

  • John mentions the many colors he see’s when a¬†presence shows up.
  • All of the references to drugs and getting high throughout the book.
  • There is a scene where the protagonist has his tarot read and the card that represents him is the fool which is represented by the image¬†of the hat.
  • The fonts really command attention.
  • John’s¬†artwork makes for a beautiful backdrop.
  • The time setting of the book in the 70’s is complimented by¬†the abundance of color along with the design style with the black color blocks forcing the color forward.
  • It looks trippy which compliments the journey of the¬†story.
  • It stands out, hands down, next to other books.
  • It draws the viewers¬†attention at thumbnail size which is how it would appear on an Amazon page.

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  • It makes me want to read the book ūüôā
  • What do you think?
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About Fairies – My Latest Illustrations

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Much of the lore surrounding faeries seems to have come from European countries with Celtic beliefs, such as England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Nordic countries like Finland, Denmark and Sweden.

The earliest recorded mention of fairies comes from 1000 BC in The Iliad, where Greek poet Homer wrote “watery fairies dance in mazy rings”. Many creatures that appeared in ancient Greek myths, such as satyrs, nymphs and sileni were also considered to be fairies, however.

The next oldest mention of faeries comes from 12th century England, when the historian Gervase of Tilbury mentions a type of fairy known as the “portune”, which ranges in size from 1.5 inches to the height of a little finger.

According to Gervase, portunes looked like very old men with wrinkled cheeks, and they were said to have worked on human farms.

They could either be very helpful and finish any laborious task far sooner than any man could, or they would be mischievous and trick a lone horseman at night into going into a soft, muddy swamp called a slough.

The Norse traditions of Scandinavia, on the other hand, depicted fairies as elves, mostly female. Described as either small creatures, full-sized women or transparent spirits, elves were skilled in magic and illusions

In both Sweden and Denmark, tales are woven about beautiful female elves who bewitch careless men, suck their lives out or make them disappear.

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Of course, one of the most famous examples of fairies are the Tuatha De Danann. According to Irish myths, they were the first people of Ireland and had the ability to shape-shift at will.

Some of the Tuatha De Danann became the Daoine Sidhe, which means “people of the mounds”. They retreated far away from humans and have traditionally lived underground in mounds of earth. Leprechauns, fairies, brownies and dwarves are considered to be part of these fairy people.

Other members of the Tuatha De Danann decided to remain on the Earth’s surface as Fenian heroes and heroic fairies, and they then became interwoven in our legends of magic, where they would have been wizards and witches, as well as fine warriors and champions.

In Scotland, fairies took on another meaning.

The Scottish considered them to be unpleasant supernatural creatures like banshees (originally spelt “Bean sidhe”), that only appeared to foretell tragedies, or hags that haunted areas in the wilderness.

Another famously evil fairy was the “Jack-o-Lantern” or “Will-o-the-Wisp”, a creature that haunts marshy grounds with a flickering lantern, ready to lead unwary travelers to their deaths.

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After the 16th century, it is believed that fairies took on their modern tiny, slender and beautiful form, partly popularized by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and sightings of faerie folk began to decline as people ceased to believe in their existence.

In fact, by the late 19th century, folklorists began to believe that fairies were not actually supernatural creatures, but a tradition passed down in memory of an ancient tribe of Scottish people, known as the Picts.

The Picts were a confederation of Celtic tribes during the late Iron Age and Early Medieval Periods, and they were known for their tattoos.

Although neither their language or a written history survives for them, they are known to have existed in the 10th century and left behind carved stones and crosses, which are now used as the Celtic Cross.


Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/international-fairy-day-where-did-fairies-come-1453880


 

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