Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Artwork for Skillie: The Burton Chronicles


Cover Art for "Skillie: The Burton Chronicles"
I am posting the image for the cover art, this is a sample and I would love your input on the artwork. Any comment would be appreciated and if you have any ideas please don't hesitate to leave a comment.
Gordan

8 comments:

Larry Hobby said...

I my opinion, I believe the image that you have on website http://skillie.com/ is more appealing. I love the background shot of the mountains and the way you “captured” the moon. This encourages the mind to wonder what will happen as the light sets behind the mountains. The “Skillie” on the new image does not allow my mind to create the same story. Maybe too busy for the big title Skillie along with the new image? I like both images but I like the original better.

E.G.Graham said...

I am working on something else but it will be a while. I agree with you, I like the concept but I think it maybe a little too busy.

E.G.Graham said...

Larry, you and I have talked about the book many times and you know what Skillie means, but to all those who don't I am worried that if I don't have something on the cover relating to the creature then people may not be able to get the meaning with having the creature on the cover. I don't know, maybe I could have the creature faded on the back.

Larry Hobby said...

Very True. I hadn't thought about the people who might not know about skillies.

Michelle D said...

I like the mountain and moon. I also like the creature, but I think it needs to be more of a shadow and less detail. That way, the reader won't have a pre-conceived idea on how the creature looks. The Skillie (in my mind) is less "feathery" and more "leathery". I don't like the word "Skillie" written in red. It looks like it's written in blood. Maybe it was your goal, but I think gold or silver would be better.

My opinion. Like Larry, I like the first artwork better.

jonathan said...

I thought you were going for something more realistic,don't really like the horns. I think michelle has a good Idea kinda making the creature more transparent. However I think that the title is fine. It would be cool maybe if you made the skillie a little smaller so it doesn't take up so much space, and you can see the clearing better. But all in all its cool.

E.G.Graham said...

I think Michelle is right about leaving the Skillie off, and Jonathan, that is as close to an image as I could think of. I am not an the best artist but it was the best I could come up with at the time.

Jordan said...

I really like it man that looks amazing. I honestly can only find 3 things I would do differently. Your initials in the upper right, maybe try a sans serif font like techmo. The tree's try and desature them just a little. And for the moon I would make it brighter or more visible "under the idea that evil things come out during a full moon". The rest is perfect man. Very nice!