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09-17-2015, 02:25 AM
As a screenwriter and digital artist, I have always thought out my stories with inspiration from art. When I'm in the midst of a story, I like to design film poster art (I love collecting the latest and vintage film posters as well) to help boost the creativity. It does help and doesn't take away from the work, but enhances it.

That said, I've moved from scripts to novels and while in the midst of my latest WIP, I designed two, but like this one. I like the simplicity and the darkness of tone which I think captures the essence of the story's dark narrative. Though it may be only for inspiration, I'm gearing towards self-publication one day and would like to use it. Thoughts...

Tagline: At the dawn of time, when all beings understand nothing more but the thrust of steel and the gods who demand it, the most feared warrior of the Sadred Empire loses faith in both and finds new reason to swing his sword.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc315/irisheyescreations/THE%20SACRED%20AND%20THE%20HAMMER_smallest.jpg (http://s217.photobucket.com/user/irisheyescreations/media/THE%20SACRED%20AND%20THE%20HAMMER_smallest.jpg.htm l)

09-18-2015, 07:46 AM
My first thought is that maybe you could have the symbol be bigger, and a bit more centered in the black space? Also, perhaps not have the words so close to the edge?

Not a bad start, though. I like the symbols you used (though the & gets a little lost. Maybe stretch it a bit vertically, so it looks more like an & symbol?) and the metallic sheen you have for the text. :-)

09-23-2015, 05:31 AM
I agree with Stephanie about enlarging the central image.

Also, I'd suggest increasing contrast on your font used for your name at the top. It seems to fade in somewhat.

I get a historical vibe from it, possibly because of the font.