I need a book cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: €400
  • Entries Received: 16
  • Winner: ahmedgeetar

Contest Brief

I am looking for an Illustration for my book. It will be an Kindle E-Book and Paperbook.

Here are details:

Title: Melior
Subtitle: Turog's Erbe
Author: K. Syzer

Description: Der Soldat Herold bewahrt ein Neugeborenes vor dem gleichen Schicksal wie dessen Volk, reist mit ihm in seine Heimat zurück und legt es vor einem Waisenhaus ab. Achtzehn Jahre später bestreitet der Junge Ketch den Pfad eines Kriegers, legt seine Unsicherheit ab und erkämpft sich eine Bestimmung. Wird er zum Erbe seines ausgerotteten Volkes?

Dimensions: 6" wide x 9" tall

Requirements:
An 18 year old boy (black hair, modern black clothes, red belt, sword on his back) has his back to us on the steps. The steps lead to a building gate which is white and modern. Above the gate is a heraldic shield with a silver turtle on it.
There are steps in the gate and plants that glow red hang from the ceiling.
Here I leave it to the artist: either just the gate or a large round building to the gate.
Above it is the starry sky with 2 moons. 1 moon is what we know, the other moon is smaller and shimmers more yellow.
The path leading to the gate can be an avenue with trees. If the drawing doesn't fit, we can make small hedges or something out of it.

Hierarchy:
Most prominent: appealing cover for teenagers and young adults
next most prominent: The cover should be drawn

Tone: fantasy, night, starry sky

Target audience: people age 14 to 30

>>> More details in the upload files <<<

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Employer Feedback

“Ahmed is an incredibly talented 3D designer. Despite my complicated specifications, he drew the perfect cover. He will be my first stop when I need a book cover or other design again. I wish you all the best for your designer career.”

Profile image Syzer, Germany.

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Public Clarification Board

  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi there,
    I've been thinking for a long time over the weekend.
    I name @ahmedgeetar the winner. Because his 3D drawing really appealed to me.

    Thank you for all suggestions and your tireless work.
    I had a lot of fun with you guys and I wish you all a lot of success.

    Regards

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. HugoVedes
      HugoVedes
      • 3 weeks ago

      Sure was a great choice. @ahmedgeetar art looks perfect!
      But about the title logo i really prefer the one of Ilia P. (just my honest opinion).

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. Syzer
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Thank you for your hint. But I don't think that this could be done on the winner's cover

      • 3 weeks ago
  • tuvyu
    tuvyu
    • 3 weeks ago

    Is my work so bad that you simply rejected it straightaway?

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. Syzer
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Which one was your work?

      • 3 weeks ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hi there,

    I'm still thinking about the drawings and i need a few more days to name the winner.

    Regards

    • 4 weeks ago
    1. Prodesign95
      Prodesign95
      • 4 weeks ago

      OK...thanks.. will wait :)

      • 4 weeks ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hello everyone,

    I have the feeling that a lot of people are following the competition.
    My request to you would be: give me your opinion. Which drawings do you like and which would you find more appealing for a book cover?

    Thanks to all participants and artists. I hope that my criticism or rating will not hurt any feelings.

    And another hint: I need a book cover for a fantasy novel. Take a look at the best fantasy bestsellers and see what their covers look like. Of course, it's not just the cover that makes them bestsellers. My writing has to be good too :)

    And in the next 2 days I will ask friends and acquaintances about their favorites. Their opinion will have a huge impact on my decision. Therefore you shouldn't try to upload your drafts in the last few minutes of the contest.

    Regards
    Syzer

    • 1 month ago
    1. andjica1313
      andjica1313
      • 1 month ago

      Hello, we can't see sealed covers, from 5 start ratings we can see #196 byIlia P. which is awesome! My num 1 (from covers I can see) is #186 byKlaudia P.

      • 1 month ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    And for information: the competition will be left open until the end.

    • 1 month ago
    1. Prodesign95
      Prodesign95
      • 1 month ago

      Thanks :)

      • 1 month ago
  • Fanadoni
    Fanadoni
    • 1 month ago

    is it ok to use a template image from your file attachment

    • 1 month ago
    1. Syzer
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I don't have the licenses for the images.

      • 1 month ago
    2. Fanadoni
      Fanadoni
      • 1 month ago

      Ok

      • 1 month ago
  • Lusworker
    Lusworker
    • 1 month ago

    Hi. Do you also accept 3d designs?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Syzer
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi there,
      I can't imagine what you mean exactly. Feel free to present a draft so that I can imagine.

      • 1 month ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I uploaded "Example Inside Gate".
    Since many have problems designing the interior of the gate, I wanted to upload an example.
    It's really just an example.
    There should be no more stairs. But the statues and the color scheme isn't bad.

    Regards

    • 1 month ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hey everyone,
    i have uploaded "Dimensions.jpg" for the exact cover design.

    Front cover = 6 x 9 in
    Back cover = 6 x 9 in
    Book spine = 0,92 x 9 in

    Regards

    • 1 month ago
    1. annaausten
      annaausten
      • 1 month ago

      There is no loss of dimensions, the safe area serves not to use texts or logos up to there, it is like the box area inside the book, or margins.

      • 1 month ago
    2. Syzer
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Oh, thank you very much for the hint.
      I've changed the comment about it

      • 1 month ago
  • tuvyu
    tuvyu
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, May I ask, what is the interior inside the gate?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Syzer
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hello,
      It's an entrance with stairs to the top. Glowing red plants hang down from the ceiling. I leave it to the artist: you can add ivy on the walls or statues of warriors to the left and right of the stairs.

      • 1 month ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I prefer self drawn

    • 1 month ago
    1. andyrazi25
      andyrazi25
      • 1 month ago

      of course, you will get it, no copyright issues, fresh artwork.

      • 1 month ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hello everyone,
    so far I've seen good designs.
    Often, however, the tone and style was taken in a different direction than what I imagine.
    You are welcome to use Tithi Luadthong and Philip Sue as a template.
    I envision a slightly more serious version of this.

    Thank you for your efforts and have fun

    • 1 month ago
  • andyrazi25
    andyrazi25
    • 1 month ago

    I'm working on it now, and I'll be uploading the entry like 3 days before the end of the contest.

    • 1 month ago
  • Syzer
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Specifications are in the upload images

    • 1 month ago

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