Art or Painting for Book Cover

  • Status: Open
  • Prize: $230
  • Entries Received: 48

Contest Brief

The siblings are helping my dad put together a self-published book of 100 of dad's poems. We need a full color book cover design in a 6" by 9" vertical format that is appropriate for digital short run printing at the print shop. The design needs to include a wrap to the spine (which is of unknown width as yet), and spine typography with details to come. The design needs to include some "bleed" at the other three edges and crop marks.

There will be a typographic title overlaid on the art on the cover. Currently, dad wants the title to be "100 Amazing Poems by Silvio Skefich" but I actually hope to convince him change that name. But the design needs to be such where type can overlay on the painting without visual confusion.

My dad wants the cover design to spin off of his poem called The Two Ants. You are the designer, but my vision would to be to have a cobble in the lower area foreground (cobble at water's edge of a stream as per the attached poem), with the two enlarged ants on the cobble. One ant is examining a very small stick that is placed as a bridge for him to cross, whereas the other ant has her head down and is marching the perimeter. The upper area would be a water color wash effect (or pastels), with a blurred photographic realism effect of the blurred background aspects of the river scene, which the type will overlay. It could be realistic or more interpretative. A cartoon version will not work. I am actually looking for a true artist/painter to take up this project. Maybe water color pencils could work. These are just my ideas of inspiration.

I am looking for a preliminary sketch to start with and perhaps an example you may have already done of a similar treatment of painting.

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  • dreammachine321
    dreammachine321
    • 1 day ago

    Posting soon...

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  • Bukhari690
    Bukhari690
    • 1 day ago

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  • Mozibor1971
    Mozibor1971
    • 1 day ago

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  • Bukhari690
    Bukhari690
    • 3 days ago

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  • Bukhari690
    Bukhari690
    • 3 days ago

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    • 3 days ago
  • fatemaakterkeya1
    fatemaakterkeya1
    • 3 days ago

    please check my entry #22 #21 #20

    • 3 days ago
  • sribala84
    sribala84
    • 3 days ago

    Hello contest holder, Can you Please #sealed the contest?
    So that you can get the unique design/s from real talented freelancer/s.
    Otherwise you will get same unique idea with Mockup/slight variations from copy cat freelancers.
    It will affect real talented freelancer valuable time.
    Thanks for your valuable time for considering and reading this.

    • 3 days ago
  • abdsigns
    abdsigns
    • 4 days ago

    #guaranteed #guaranteed Please... Working On Your Project

    • 4 days ago
  • ShernanCMijares
    ShernanCMijares
    • 4 days ago

    Hi! Dimension for the book cover?

    • 4 days ago
  • Abdullah1900
    Abdullah1900
    • 4 days ago

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    • 4 days ago
  • alomgir06101991
    alomgir06101991
    • 4 days ago

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    • 4 days ago

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