Cover Design for new Teen Fantasy/Action novel

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  • Prêmio: $280
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  • Vencedor: Ewehouse

Resumo do Concurso

Need a high quality cover for my new novel (+ film script) which will be selling initially via Amazon Kindle.

Title is "The Dragon Race" by James Richardson

Story is about Josh, a 15yo lonely misfit, who stumbles upon a portal in the school bathroom. He enters the parallel world of Nu, where nature is out of control, people modify their DNA to stay aligned with nature, and dragon races are used as a substitute for warfare and political negotiation. Josh's love of animals and psychic abilities make him a perfect fit for dragon racing and he goes from zero to instant hero. But there's this girl (right?) and some ego and some mind control and, and, and. In short, he screws the pooch, in so many ways.

Will upload a few pages of the book to give you a better feel shortly. And some imagery.

Don't want the typical fantasy style. Looking for something very organic yet other worldly. Here are some other book covers I quite like:

http://www.amazon.com/Seed-ebook/dp/B0073XV3K8/ref=sr_1_77?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637665&sr=1-77
http://www.amazon.com/Neverwhere-ebook/dp/B000FC130E/ref=sr_1_207?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637781&sr=1-207
http://www.amazon.com/Wielders-Fate-Wielder-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B009Z7903M/ref=sr_1_265?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637821&sr=1-265
http://www.amazon.com/The-Fiery-Cross-Outlander-ebook/dp/B000FBFMB6/ref=sr_1_90?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637665&sr=1-90
http://www.amazon.com/Lorik-The-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00B2ZM032/ref=sr_1_290?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637837&sr=1-290
http://www.amazon.com/Wielders-Fate-Wielder-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B009Z7903M/ref=sr_1_265?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637821&sr=1-265
http://www.amazon.com/Crying-Havoc-Five-Kingdoms-ebook/dp/B00AARI2MQ/ref=sr_1_395?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637946&sr=1-395
http://www.amazon.com/The-Woodcutter-ebook/dp/B007Y30722/ref=sr_1_226?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362637795&sr=1-226

Book size will be 6 x 9 inch. Will upload more material shortly.

Appreciate your interest and talent,

James

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  • Ewehouse
    Ewehouse
    • 4 anos atrás

    I would just like to say this has been such an awesome contest. This is my first attempt at a Fantasy book cover (and at drawing a dragon, for that matter) so thanks for the opportunity, jamesgameon! And to all the wonderful, talented fellow illustrators, thank you! I spent quite some time admiring your work, especially watching the progression of brush strokes from Comics583 (their movement captures the rush of a race so well! Your fonts are a bit small, but I love your expressive painting!!) I liked the detailed, surreal landscapes in MRart\'s and artinearth\'s work and the quiet underwater ambience in ramyoo12. Borika\'s dragon in #78 is v beautiful and intricate. I thought magnumstep\'s fonts and dragon worked really well together for a striking cover. I also admired troubadourBo, roballen23\'s and chrissowels27 artwork and iochimura\'s unique perspective. Thanks Dayna2 for being unafraid to be our big, bad policeman. Thanks everyone! This was a satisfying learning experience!

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. borkica
      borkica
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thanks Ewehouse for your kind words and compliments.....I also think that your design cover is one of my favorites ....keep up the good work.....All of you...:)

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. iochimura
      iochimura
      • 4 anos atrás

      Congratulations Ewehouse

      • 4 anos atrás
  • jamesgameon
    Titular do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    Dear All,

    I\'ve decided to award the prize to Ewehouse.

    THANK YOU ALL for your awesome effort and talent. The decision was extremely difficult. If I wasn\'t a struggling writer, I\'d award at least 10 prizes.

    I feel particularly indebted to ramyoo12 and artinearth who have gone back and forth with me on several versions. Nearly to the end, I was certain the winner would be ramyoo12\'s swirly undersea art or artinearth\'s wild manta ray.
    Then MRArt and comic583 came along and things got messy. I felt like a cheating husband. Other standout pieces with totally unique styles were iochimura, roballen23 and magnumstep. Admiration for Opacity\'s beautiful style and use of color. And praise to so many other unique and talented artists including Borika and chrissowels27.

    As a small token, I\'d like to offer all of you a free copy of the ebook once it\'s up on Amazon. Just send me your details.

    All the best,
    James

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. ramyoo12
      ramyoo12
      • 4 anos atrás

      I really respect your decision. But It would have been better if you could select a winner first -although it\'s a draft- then ask them to revise it over and over again. I devoted my time to make 4 different changes and I feel really empty about the result.

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      ramyoo12, I totally understand the way you feel. This was my first contest and I didn\'t expect the large number of entrants at the end. For most of the contest, I was deciding between you and artinearth. There were many other excellent designs but both of you best captured the feel of Nu and the dragons. When Ewehouse\'s cover showed up, I thought it was great but too young. When MRArt submitted his artwork on the last day, I felt guilty to be even considering another design. Then I realised Ewehouse\'s design best captured the struggle of the main character - just as important as capturing Nu and the dragons. Overall, when artists asked for feedback, I avoided giving detailed directions. Next time, I\'ll hold back on all feedback then choose a winner at the end and ask them to make any changes. I really LOVE your work and I`m sorry for the extra work. Given private messaging not working, please contact me directly to discuss further (via madesimples.com).
      James

      • 4 anos atrás
  • comics583
    comics583
    • 4 anos atrás

    Congratiulations Ewehouse! Great work! Thank you Jamesgameon, for a very interesting contest and thank you all artists for a super creative atmosphere :)
    Good luck with your book, Jamesgameon!

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. Ewehouse
      Ewehouse
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thank you!! Yes, all the best to Jamesgameon!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • perevodchitsa33
    perevodchitsa33
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi- I tried to submit my design, but for some reason the computer lagged when it was uploading and it never went through. Is there any way I could still get the picture to you?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. perevodchitsa33
      perevodchitsa33
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thank you, James. I\'ll take you up on that! Best of luck to you with the book.

      And congratulations Ewehouse!

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. Ewehouse
      Ewehouse
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thank you!!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • borkica
    borkica
    • 4 anos atrás

    Congratulations to Ewehouse!!!!!!!

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. Ewehouse
      Ewehouse
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thank you!!!!!!!

      • 4 anos atrás
  • Ewehouse
    Ewehouse
    • 4 anos atrás

    Oh. My. Goodness! I totally didn\'t expect this!! Thank you so much, jamesgameon! Words can\'t fully express my gratitude!! Every one else, a big thank you! I am actually tearing a bit now..

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. magnumstep
      magnumstep
      • 4 anos atrás

      Congratulations, my neighbours! Your work\'s really outstanding :) So many awesome talents here and thanks CH for this great contest and the opportunities :)

      • 4 anos atrás
  • lorikeetp9
    lorikeetp9
    • 4 anos atrás

    This was really an amazing contest and at the same time very touching, whenever i scrolled my mouse on other peoples entries i was loving it more and more! Congratulations to everyone!

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Dayna2
    Dayna2
    • 4 anos atrás

    #8 #12 #23 http://prowinwall.net/wallpaper/dragon-head-fantasy/

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Dayna2, I don\'t support plagiarism but I understand people make mistakes in life.

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. Dayna2
      Dayna2
      • 4 anos atrás

      Laffs you mean it is OK for rippers to do there thing, long as it is not your thing,
      Peace Dayna xx

      • 4 anos atrás
  • comics583
    comics583
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi, I submit a final image of my work. Please take a look.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Really powerful image comics583 - almost disturbing - but in a good way. I just think it might be too \'out there\' for teenagers. Reminds me of Brett Whitely.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • MRart
    MRart
    • 4 anos atrás

    small update #100

    • 4 anos atrás
  • jamesgameon
    Titular do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    Thanks Markiyan - a fun design

    • 4 anos atrás
  • borkica
    borkica
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi...thanks for the rate....can you give me any comment on my design...what is it that you like and need to be changed...
    regards.
    Borkica

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Borkica,

      It\'s an excellent design but doesn\'t capture enough of the Nu feel for me.

      thanks,
      James

      • 4 anos atrás
  • jamesgameon
    Titular do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    Ewehouse,

    #83 really works for me but would be better for slightly younger audience.

    thanks,
    James

    • 4 anos atrás
  • roballen23
    roballen23
    • 4 anos atrás

    I\'ve tried to submit my concept three times #94 and for some reason it keeps showing as negative or inverted image. So if you look at it just know that the blue colours should orange and dark colours should light and vice versa. Maybe there\'s another way I can send it to you.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      #98 - Really beautiful design, roballen!!

      • 4 anos atrás
    2. roballen23
      roballen23
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thanks, it\'s more of a concept than a finished design. I think it still needs some work to completely successful.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • magnumstep
    magnumstep
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi sir, please kindly check #97. Any feedback would be much appreciated, thanks

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thanks for your submission magnumstep,
      I love the colors and the dragon detail. And the font too.

      Only thing missing. I probably needed a bit more of the story and feel of Nu.
      James

      • 4 anos atrás
  • MRart
    MRart
    • 4 anos atrás

    Please feedback for #95. PM send.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Awesome artwork MRart,

      Really like that you\'ve captured both dragon and sea creature elements too.

      James

      • 4 anos atrás
  • Dayna2
    Dayna2
    • 4 anos atrás

    #38 Warcraft ice dragon

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Dayna2
    Dayna2
    • 4 anos atrás

    #55 Warcraft ice dragon

    • 4 anos atrás
  • Dayna2
    Dayna2
    • 4 anos atrás

    #43 http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://th01.deviantart.net/fs18/300W/i/2007/152/1/4/__Dragons_Soul___by_sayda.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sayda.deviantart.com/&h=412&w=300&sz=33&tbnid=NGxDDKkeG7XEyM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=64&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=&usg=__H8cTHziVzRxnIKx19pi8X-UBvjk=&docid=qB4KJZKyzQj8gM&sa=X&ei=XyhSUY2kMeGRiAKzgIH4Aw&ved=0CFMQ9QEwCg&dur=2399

    • 4 anos atrás
  • jamesgameon
    Titular do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    aravindfx2 - is #88 original art?

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. Dayna2
      Dayna2
      • 4 anos atrás

      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://de.my-walls.net/wallpapers/2012/11/Elf-And-Dragon-800x960.jpg&imgrefurl=http://de.my-walls.net/elf-and-dragon/&h=800&w=960&sz=113&tbnid=GknLUIE4txvmOM:&tbnh=101&tbnw=121&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=&usg=__e69rfzOpeRXYiuAc_ZBQ3dpuLTg=&docid=cO4ZRFb7Kw4VXM&sa=X&ei=MSdSUZHeJMe5igKz0YCQDw&ved=0CDsQ9QEwAg&dur=2284

      • 4 anos atrás
  • comics583
    comics583
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi. I have submitted a second image of work in process. Please, take a look.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Really interesting out there style comic583

      • 4 anos atrás
  • comics583
    comics583
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hi, I submit my yet unfinished work in oil on canvas. Please, take a look.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • ksandi
    ksandi
    • 4 anos atrás

    jamesgameon, I have a design for you. However I can\'t post it here -- for some reason when I try the colors are distorted.

    • 4 anos atrás
  • jamesgameon
    Titular do Concurso
    • 4 anos atrás

    That\'s a great dragon borkica.
    For this story, the dragons are a bit different from traditional dragons - more a combination of dragon and sea creature yet different from both.See some of the early messages for more details.
    James

    • 4 anos atrás
  • troubadourBo
    troubadourBo
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hello, James, do you have any suggestions how to improve #70 to be more up to your liking? Thanks.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      I like the design troubadourBo.

      It just doesn\'t capture as many of the elements and feel of the story as the two higher rated designs.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • M33illustrator
    M33illustrator
    • 4 anos atrás

    First two entries: #76, #77. Feedback would be much appreciated.

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Interesting concept M33illustrator. Like that you\'ve captured the two worlds Josh moves between - the everyday and Nu.

      • 4 anos atrás
  • olhorse
    olhorse
    • 4 anos atrás

    Hello James
    Wonderful contest and some amazing work from all the artist. I have sumited some designs for you to look at and would like some imput for changes if need be. The fonts of course can be change to any style, colour or placement at any time. I do have my pencil drawning to show that it is my work.
    Thank you
    olhorse

    • 4 anos atrás
    1. jamesgameon
      Titular do Concurso
      • 4 anos atrás

      Thanks olhorse - will send you a private message
      James

      • 4 anos atrás

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