I need three simple ebook covers designed

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $360
  • Entries Received: 88
  • Winner: chubi91

Contest Brief

I'm launching three books on Amazon, and consequently I'm looking for three ebook covers.

The books are epic fantasy.

I'm seeking a distinctive look, simple and almost stark. The images I have in mind would be either in the style of tribal tattoos, but white on a black background, or in the style of Picasso's bullfighter or his Don Quixote - also white on black.. If you don't know what I'm talking about just google 'tribal wolf tattoo', or 'Picasso bull fighter' and you'll see the sort of thing I mean. These should not be humorous images.

Having said that, I am no graphic designer, and I'm open to suggestions. If you can wow me with a really stunning original idea, then I may be willing to go with it.

I am giving all three titles because the font face and pitch should be identical for all three books. The title should be above the image and my name below (Tim Stead). The image should occupy at least 50% of the [url removed, login to view] font I've been tinkering with is Maiandra GD, but I'm not fussy - what works works.

I will be awarding one third of the prize money to each winning image, and while I would prefer to work with one artist, I am quite happy to work with three.

So the books are:

The Seventh Friend
The image should be a wolf - white on a black background. It can be a simple face
or the entire animal (preferred), but it should express the qualities of strength and dignity (if that's possible!)

The Bloodstained God
The image should be a pair of crossed swords similar to Japanese katanas - shallow [url removed, login to view] swords would again be renderded in white on a black background, but could benefit from a touch of red on the edge of the blade. A western style leather grip would be preferred to the cloth grip seen on most genuine Japanese swords. I'm sort of open to changes on this. If you want more detail feel free to contact me.

The Pity Stone
The image should be a dragon. White on a black background. This may be as stylised or fanciful as you like. The dragon should be winged in the european fashion.

This could lead to further work, as I have three more books that will be going on line this or next year, and paperback editions of all six are highly probable. And I'm still writing...

Your image would be 1563 pixels on the shortest side (wide) and 2500 pixels on the longest side (high), as recommended by amazon.

If you want to get a flavour of the books you can pick up the first chapter of each on my web site www.timstead.info.

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“Excellent work. The brief was read and understood and I got exactly what I wanted. Will gladly work with the contractor again.”

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  • BrandtGraphix
    BrandtGraphix
    • 2 years ago

    Alternetwisp, # 63 the dragon is copyright owned by http://www.123rf.com/photo_12802752_dragon-tribal-like.html

    • 2 years ago
    1. trs99
      trs99
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Pantomath - cool word. Did you purchase the design? I actually quite liked your work and will probably ask you to quote on future contracts.

      • 2 years ago
    2. SirSharky
      SirSharky
      • 2 years ago

      Today I learned: Pantomath. Thanks alternetwisp! :')

      • 2 years ago
  • trs99
    trs99
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    I am going to close this contest at the end of the month. I have what I want, and I have to say that from my side it has been a rewarding and educational experience. I would like to thank all those who submitted entries, and my only regret is that I only need one set of book covers, because there are plenty of excellent designs here. Thank you all.

    • 2 years ago
  • trs99
    trs99
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Just to make the point 100% clear. I need images that are your own, images to which you own the copyright, that you have drawn from scratch. Anything that has been lifted from someone else's design will get me into trouble if I use it, and I don't have time to check every image.

    • 2 years ago
    1. chubi91
      chubi91
      • 2 years ago

      Here www.123rf.com/photo_12802721_dragon-tribal-like.html

      • 2 years ago
    2. chubi91
      chubi91
      • 2 years ago

      depositphotos.com/22181911/stock-illustration-dragon-tribal-like.html

      • 2 years ago
  • chubi91
    chubi91
    • 2 years ago

    Hi, I did change my designs, #35 and #36
    Please check and give me feedbacks, thank you.

    • 2 years ago
    1. trs99
      trs99
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      This looks much better - the plain black and white appeals (38). Would like to see what you can do for the other titles - I will probably go for a set of three and need to see all of them.

      • 2 years ago
  • chubi91
    chubi91
    • 2 years ago

    Hell, #31 and #32
    Please give me feedback so I can improve my works, thank you and have a good day.

    • 2 years ago
  • BrandtGraphix
    BrandtGraphix
    • 2 years ago

    19, 20 and 21 have been updated to reflect your comments, more curved blades and a new, more fitting font...
    your feedback is most welcome.

    • 2 years ago
    1. BrandtGraphix
      BrandtGraphix
      • 2 years ago

      22 has bigger title...

      • 2 years ago
  • BrandtGraphix
    BrandtGraphix
    • 2 years ago

    is submission 12 close to the mark? The other 2 would be in same style.

    • 2 years ago
    1. BrandtGraphix
      BrandtGraphix
      • 2 years ago

      15 is withdrawn and I put up 16 instead...

      • 2 years ago
    2. trs99
      trs99
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      I like these a lot. The swords could do with a little more curve, but otherwise you're pretty close to what I had in mind. I like the font, but not sure it goes with the theme. Sorry to take so long to get back to you all, but I've just got up :-)

      • 2 years ago
  • SivaKarthiDot
    SivaKarthiDot
    • 2 years ago

    hey, would u say comments about my creation?

    • 2 years ago
    1. trs99
      trs99
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      7 looks sort of cramped and I'm looking for a wolf - not a werewolf.

      • 2 years ago
  • BrandtGraphix
    BrandtGraphix
    • 2 years ago

    alternetwisp your werewolf is owned by http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Werewolf_Physiology

    Users should at least attempt to draw something original instead of stealing copyrights!

    • 2 years ago
  • SirSharky
    SirSharky
    • 2 years ago

    Uploaded three covers. #8. Hope you like them. :D

    • 2 years ago
    1. BrandtGraphix
      BrandtGraphix
      • 2 years ago

      Dragon is copyright owned by http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/High_dragon

      • 2 years ago
    2. BrandtGraphix
      BrandtGraphix
      • 2 years ago

      http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/High_dragon?file=Concept-HighDragon.jpg

      • 2 years ago
  • SirSharky
    SirSharky
    • 2 years ago

    If you like #2, I shall work on the rest. :)

    • 2 years ago
    1. trs99
      trs99
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      I do actually quite like this, but it doesn't conform to the brief. The text for the title is a little bold, and for the name a little crowded. You can carry on down this road if you like - I'm sort of interested where you're going, but I'd really like to see something a little less photographic. I am tempted, though...

      • 2 years ago
    2. SirSharky
      SirSharky
      • 2 years ago

      Alright, I'll work on the next two covers.

      As an avid reader of the horror genre, I actually feel more attracted towards photographic book covers as opposed to cartoonic or illustrated ones. Your choice, however.

      My next post will have all the three covers. :)

      Thank you for your feedback! Much appreciated.

      • 2 years ago
  • SivaKarthiDot
    SivaKarthiDot
    • 2 years ago

    if u need it HQ, I ll send you

    • 2 years ago

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