Misc Cover for Silver Amelia (Poll)

Discussion in 'Community Creations' started by gaulby, Sep 7, 2017.

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Just a quick one.

Poll closed Sep 8, 2017.
  1. Original

    38.2%
  2. New

    61.8%
  1. chopin124

    chopin124 Well-Known Member

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    I like the new one for the colour scheme, red which is a little more violent and tends to be darker
    But if it's a different type of 'dark' like emotional kind maybe the blue one?
    They both look awesome though...
     
  2. gaulby

    gaulby [Space Rabbit] [Rappy Slaughterer] [Eviscerator]

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    I tried combining both and changed the color scheme. (removed the red though since it comes out as too bloody)
    here's how it turned out. (more of a horror look I guess)
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Yukkuri Oniisan

    Yukkuri Oniisan 『Procrastinator Archwizard Translator and Writer』

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    The second cover somehow makes me want to buy the novel or at least pick it from the shelves.
    The first cover didn't give the same compulsion.
    Perhaps because the second cover is a contrast of dark and light and is freaking red. We always attracted to red things...
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4413730/
    The color red attracts attention in an emotional context. An ERP study
     
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  4. Yukkuri Oniisan

    Yukkuri Oniisan 『Procrastinator Archwizard Translator and Writer』

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    If you want to make it dark and gloomier, I suggest you turn the wood in Grayish / Black (but not that black), since gray or black invoke 'desolateness', 'night', 'and 'sadness' on human's psychology.
    That greenish thing... Looks horribly bad...
     
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  5. gaulby

    gaulby [Space Rabbit] [Rappy Slaughterer] [Eviscerator]

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    that's informative. thanks!
     
  6. EienMugetsuTensho

    EienMugetsuTensho [Avid Reader] [C# & C++ Programmer]

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    The second one, but fix the text a bit more, it could just be the image quality though.
     
  7. Yukkuri Oniisan

    Yukkuri Oniisan 『Procrastinator Archwizard Translator and Writer』

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    Nah, I'm also glad that all my reading about color studies are not just useless procrastinating.......
     
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  8. Absence

    Absence Well-Known Member

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    The covers all look alright. I do wonder if the elements you've placed on them actually hold significance though, or are they simply there for aesthetics? If I can be completely honest, the titling is not good. I'd show you examples if I was at home, but alas. Though I do recommend that the title be the most important thing on you book cover. Mix around the fonts, perhaps "Amelia" be in cursive. Your author name another font. Different colours. Bring salience to the title. After all, you're promoting a story, not the art.
     
  9. cellimen45

    cellimen45 God of Books (self proclaimed) #giveWWface

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    I would go with the new one despite the fact i like the original better. The original shows a clear dark tone, but it misses the fantasy portipn, so in this case the new one looks better as it has both a darkish time and fantasy.
     
  10. aegis062

    aegis062 Active Member

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    YOU JUST LIKE WOOD XD
     
  11. gaulby

    gaulby [Space Rabbit] [Rappy Slaughterer] [Eviscerator]

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    it has the semblance of the story, not just purely art in this case.

    I guess i got that across at least.
     
  12. pocketbear

    pocketbear YES BEAR, NO TOUCH

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    SHHHH let's not bring my BL fantasies into this *cough cough*

    I love this
    THOUGH... the horn looks like it coming out of the back of her head, so maybe put the horn on top of white layer with a blur effect at the end so it doesn't look too weird when it just ends, or make it look like hair is covering up it's root naturally

    unless the horn is supposed to be on the back of her head and i just forgot something lolol
     
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  13. gaulby

    gaulby [Space Rabbit] [Rappy Slaughterer] [Eviscerator]

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    It just blended with the white so it kind of looked like it was hidden at the back haha
     
  14. pocketbear

    pocketbear YES BEAR, NO TOUCH

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    So i just noticed this, and you can say Im being picky but I believe all aspects need to be made 100% certain they are as desired haha

    The necklace charm looks 3D, the style is different than the flat paint of the rest of the cover. If it is intentional that's fine, it brings the eye to the necklace and makes it stand out, but if you don't want the necklace to be TOO out of place, I would suggest throwing it through a few filter passes and maybe alter the contrast between it's shadows and core so they are closer and less pronounced. Just my opinion looking at it now, and like I said, nitpicking a detail I wasnt sure if you noticed or was intentional.

    (still love it lol)
     
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