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micahcannibal
10-05-2011, 06:13 PM
So I couldn't find a place for this, so my apologies if this is the wrong place :)

I have been working on experimenting a cover for my story and I don't have artistic skills but this is what I came up with(hopefully it will show up)

http://i56.tinypic.com/vyqglh.jpg

Any thoughts? I mean, it's not the best(I know) but i was wondering how do amateur/upcoming writers go about creating book covers?

I like it just because it says the title of the Story Hell
as well as I love the Fire hand

since my story deals with Angels & Demons and a group of children who are isolated from the adults

Ashes Oh Ashes
10-05-2011, 06:58 PM
Hey, not bad for doing it yourself. What program did you use?

Personally, I find the concept a little trite. It just seems too obvious for me. I think you could do something better. That's just my opinion though, and I'm completely biased against having any sort of flames on the cover (Which goes to show that I shouldn't be listened to on this subject).

For some reason this reminds me of the Fahrenheit 451 cover, at least the one I read.

thebloodfiend
10-05-2011, 07:25 PM
I agree with Ashes. The concept is a bit too obvious.

On another note, some amateurs commission their friends or deviantart artists to do cover art. It isn't bad for someone inexperienced though. I'd go with a different font -- perhaps stretch the image rather than crop it and center it.

AlishaS
10-05-2011, 08:56 PM
Also there is a thread in the selfpublishing/POD just for covers and feedback (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=219)

Now, not bad for a first attempt and by yourself. Personally I'm not a fan of hard lines. You have the black, the red and hand with is in a box, and the words which are simple font. It just doesn't grab my attention, if it all flowed better.

Goodluck!

micahcannibal
10-06-2011, 01:31 AM
Thanks you guys :)

and thanks Alisha, for directing me to the cover section(bookmarking :)

Dani
10-06-2011, 10:56 AM
I think what others have said is pretty appropos. You're a model (I checked your tumblr). You have beautiful skin. I think a picture of your back and if you have photoshop skills you can attach some wings and then another shadowed picture that you can use for the demon and you can make a really interesting cover without much trouble.

Is it angels vs demons? Or angels and demons together against mankind etc?

micahcannibal
10-18-2011, 06:06 PM
I think what others have said is pretty appropos. You're a model (I checked your tumblr). You have beautiful skin. I think a picture of your back and if you have photoshop skills you can attach some wings and then another shadowed picture that you can use for the demon and you can make a really interesting cover without much trouble.

Is it angels vs demons? Or angels and demons together against mankind etc?

Thank you for the Lovely compliment, Dani :)

As for the story, I think it's more of an Angels Vs Demon for the remaining mankind thing is what I am going with.
I love your idea for the cover though.