Art Webnovel Covers I Made

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  1. Guan Zhong

    Guan Zhong Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to share the various webnovel covers I've made over the years. Some were intended for (an are actually being used) real webnovels, and some are just dumb jokes. A couple are posters.

    What I do is find artwork online and then add the text and other elements to it. I can't draw for shit. For the ones where I am trying to recreate the original Chinese cover in English, I try to track down the original artwork and recreate the text.

    This is all just for fun. If you've seen this thread on Scribblehub, it's the same thing here.

    In no particular order:

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    This is a joke cover I made to poke fun at the Generic Cultivation Novel, as I call them. The Qidian logo in the corner was just one I had handy, I wasn't trying to poke fun at them, actually. There are Generic Cultivation Novels on all webnovel sites.


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    This is the sequel to Generic Cultivation Novel. The title a reference to True Martial World, though the taglines could refer to any number of generic eastern fantasy novels. Title font is Painting With Chocolate, iirc.

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    TMR cover I did for the finale. Originally this was a poster that had "Finale" on it. Title and author text is handwritten (by me).

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    Concept cover I did for Supernatural Girlfriend. Not an official cover.

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    This one is a dumb joke cover. That horse's face, lol. I was browsing Huaban for artwork and came across this and that horse's face gave me the idea.

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    I did this TGR cover for fun and gave it to Thyearia, who used it for the official English cover (WW translators have to provide and pay for their own English covers themselves if they want one). Though for the WW cover I added "Wuxiaworld" to the bottom in case aggregators grabbed it. In the original artwork, which I think I found on Huaban, the dude has black hair. I changed it to blue because that's the one thing I knew about the novel's MC.

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    ROS cover I made for etvo to celebrate 200 chapters. I was just trying for a completely different style here. Font I think might be Marvin Visions, can't remember exactly. The flowers I found on Huaban, as usual.

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    For this one I was just trying to get as close to the original cover on iReader as I could. I think it's pretty close.

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    First ROS cover I made. I was never happy with the font choice here, but I never went back and tried something different. Artwork was the same 17k used on a banner ad for the novel on their site. A lot of the artwork you see on webnovel covers can be found on Huaban or Dutang, which are Chinese sites similar to Pinterest.

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    This one is just some silliness I did for my friends over at Chaleuria. Went through many variations with title cover, but I live the silver the best. A gold version also exists. Just a joke cover. Used the same font for the title as the There Will Be Blood movie poster.

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    The latest cover I have made. Really happy with how this came out. They chose to use this for the official volare English cover. Artwork is the same as on 17k's site. I added a yellow filter over it to make the background look more "dreamy". Really happy with the title font, which I can't remember at the moment. Gold pattern overlay on the font to make it actually look like gold. This is the spiritual successor to TMR. Food porn novel, lol.

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    English cover I made for Ruyi's completed translation of Falling Dreams of Fang Hua. Artwork is the same as on the original Chinese cover.

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    Cover I made for fun for what was supposed to be Hyorinmaru's new translation after Martial World finished. But some failed communication between Wuxiaworld and Tapread (owned by Zongheng) led to this one being cancelled on WW since Tapread was already translating it. Same art as on Zongheng's Chinese site. I was just trying for a duplicate.

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    Joke novel cover. Artwork inspired the title.

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    Another joke cover. Artwork is by Ibuki Satsuki, one of my favorite artists. Her ancient Chinese artwork is amazing. Just wanted to do a transmigration novel cover.

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    I'm probably most satisfied with this one. I like the way the title came out. Was trying for a copy of the Chinese original, close as I could get.

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    UPX cover I did for fun, just trying to match the original is best I could.

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    Fake movie poster. Artwork by Ibuki Satsuki. I have no idea the original context of this art, but when I saw it I thought of John Wick and came up with this idea.

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    Joke ROS cover I made for etvo. Background art by Ibuki Satsuki.

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    Practice DCF cover, same art as on iReader. Not the official art. Yuuko at volare did the covers for the official ebook.

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    Joke cover. Artwork inspired the idea. Found the art on Huaban or Dutang, I forget which.

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    Joke cover. Tattoos on her arm inspired the idea.

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    Practice cover I made for LOAR. Same art as on Zongheng's site. Not quite sure how I feel about the title font.

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    Unofficial BPC cover. Same art as on iReader (original art is Ibuki Satsuki).

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    Joke cover. Art inspired the idea. Looked like he was describing with his hands how big the fish he caught was, lol. I kinda wish this novel was real, actually.

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    Practice cover I did for DT. Not official. Just practice to see how close I could mimic the original. Learned how to make mist in Photoshop in the process.

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    Random joke cover. Art inspired the idea.

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    English SOTR cover I made for etvo. Ripped off the art from Webnovel's cover, lol. Now that I look at this one again, there's some kerning issues with the title I'd fix if I ever went back to this.

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    Promo poster I made for the finale of WDQK. I like how this came out. Font is Trajan Pro. Yes, I know the MC uses a spear and not a sword, but it still looks epic.

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    English PGC cover I made. Kinda unfinished because I wanted something for that white space on the left but could never think what to put there. Same title design as the various promo posters I have made for PGC to celebrate my friend Ruyi's progress! Go read her translation if you haven't!
     
  2. Guan Zhong

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    This one pretty much explains itself.

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    Joke cover. Art inspired the idea. She looks high so I imagined what if it were a transmigration novel where a stoner dude is hit by a bus or something and goes back in time into the body of an imperial consort, but she/he still gets high in ancient times and becomes a recreational drug expert. Another one I kinda wish were real.

    And that's it for now! If I ever make any more I will add them here.

    Here's another cover for Fields of Gold I just made:

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    Found several agricultural-themed pieces of artwork recently, so here's another version of Fields of Gold:

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    Another one just to try to replicate the original. Also known as Swallowing the Heavens on NU.

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    I made this one for a new novel on volare.

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    Fake magazine cover.

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    Really happy with this PGC cover. Uses the same art as the current version on Xiang5.

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    Someone requestd this parody on Reddit.

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    Impressive, I would nearly ask for your work, were it not for two little problems. One my work is still at a very early stage so a cover would be difficult and two it will be much more western centric and with what you’ve shown just doesn’t fit with it. Though I do plan for an arc in a asian themed country maybe then.
     
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    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    "Going in dry"
    'synopsis: the only thing dryer is actually reading it'.:blobpeek:
     
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    Hahaha....bro, your on fire.
    I especially like all the joke covers.
     
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    I would totally read Transmigration Monthly. No kidding
     
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    Yeah, me too. Wish it were real.
     
  9. Yandere Devil

    Yandere Devil QUEEN OF YURI- Love GL

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    Please make cover of this completed Novel
    Female General And Eldest Princess
    Clear and Muddy Loss of Love,
     
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    Do qidian covers next, theirs are shit.
     
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    Hey Guan Zhong, your cover making skill is so good!
    I'll def subscribe and read that transmigration monthly!
    Them cultivation setting covers looks super neat
     
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    Thanks! I would read it too! Now we just need someone to write it...

    Got any suggestions?
     
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    XiaoWenTian Well-Known Member

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    Eh an idea to write something with a super shameless female mc who works in space time bureau, who does not stick to original plot suddenly popped out, so when that time comes, would you let me use that magazinecover haha
     
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    This is what I'm thinking inspired by the cover art haha
    @Guan Zhong
    Villainess Doesn’t Follow the Rules

    Also known as Villainess Doesn’t Stick to the Normal Routines

    Summary:

    Xu Yunyao is the best and highest paid elite staff of Space Time Bureau. She finishes her task quickly and efficiently, holding the records of the most SSS rating and the fastest clearances, making her become the envy of all.
    One day, after Xu Yunyao finishes a task, she feels burnt out. Doing task everyday, abiding by the same rules, she realizes that her life is actually boring and dull.
    She has decided to do the task her own way and enjoys her everyday life to the fullest!

    System 666666: Host, why is the heroine farming? Isn’t this supposed to be a Palace Harem fighting Story?
    Vicious Imperial Princess Yunyao (flatly): The heroine is farming because it’s now a farming story, the story title is “Villainess and Heroine’s Everyday Lovey Dovey Farming Life”.
    System 666666: Host, isn’t this supposed to be modern campus love story? Why is the heroine doing business management to raise you?
    Green Tea B*tch Yunyao (flatly): Because she wanted to. She’s the one who works hard, why are you the one who is complaining?
    System 666666: Host, isn’t this Interstellar world? Why is the heroine, the hope of the entire human race, being raised by the Zerg Queen? And did she just say “My life for swarm”!?
    Zerg Queen Yunyao (flatly): Because I wanted to.
    System 666666: Host, why is the heroine entering the Entertainment Circle? Isn’t this supposed to be a modern Wuxia story?
    Overbearing Sect Master President Yunyao (flatly): How do you think a cultivation sect even function?
    System 666666: Host, isn’t this supposed to be Doomsday story? Why is the heroine following the Zombie King?
    Zombie King Yunyao (flatly): I do not know. Maybe she thinks zombies are better than people?

    System 666666: QAQ 555! Help! My Host is actively destroying the plot! Seeking help, waiting online, please hurry! 555!

    One day, Xu Yunyao was summoned to Space Time Bureau President’s office regarding her “recent” performance.
    Xu Yunyao: Are you looking for me, President?
    She stepped into the office, and the President walked towards her, before slamming the unsuspecting Xu Yunyao against the wall.
    Xu Yunyao: ???
    Overbearing President: Woman, I…
    To her surprise, the President quickly flipped their position herself, and now she’s slamming the President against the wall.
    Xu Yunyao: !!!!!!
    The President who is actually the Heroine: I want you!!!
    Xu Yunyao: Miss Overbearing President, did you take the wrong medicine today?
     
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    Oh god your fake and joke covers are hilarious :blobjoy:
     
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    You have amazing art.
     
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    HAHAHA!! The parody ones are hilarious.
     
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    They are totally awesome.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Ruyi nearly retired from pgc

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    Didn't see this thread until today but heck yes! These covers bring back good memories. I love guanbro's art ANNNND his PGC cover most of all. UWU
     
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