New Cover Ideas for Wizard of Oz
Heather Boyd last edited by Heather Boyd
I especially like the first one with a few personal tweaks:
- The title "OZ" feels squished in with the Lion's head, maybe a bit more breathing room would be better.
- I like the third option only because more of the background/castle is visible; so if you could shorten or make Dorothy smaller ( a young girl in a big new world ) to see more of the door, or front window detail.
- I find the Lion's beard and the Tin Man's hand/arm is coming too close to Dorothy's head.
Anyways I think your drawing/painting style works really nice with this story, a quirky edge and would really love to see it in colour!
Love how the Lion is looking down at Dorothy and Dorothy is suspiciously looking towards us. All the eyes are framed just right.
I hope this helps,
Your values are fantastic!!!!!!!! I love 2, 1 is great also Great work!!!!
I love the first one. But perhaps you can adjust the book title a little so that it doesn't stick too near to the Lion. I love the text on the second one Is there any chance you can use the illustration on the first and match it up with the text on the second? Thanks. I can't wait to see your finished product.
Teju Abiola last edited by
The Illustration is great, but the type at the very top is bumping the edge. Remember that type is part of the composition too! It's too cramped and needs more air around it. Also even though this is for Kindle, think as if this would be printed, and that type is in a danger zone and in trouble of accidentally being cropped off. The black bars are unnecessary and it would be much stronger without them. Actually be careful of that with your characters too that they aren't too close to the edges.
Yay, I love this!
smceccarelli last edited by
Definitely the first one for me - and a great improvement to the previous versions! I`d definitely pick that book up. As it has been mentioned, needs some compositional tweaking with the text, but otherwise I think it works really well!
Thank you all for your help with this! It is so helpful to get all of your views on these and to get your advice on needed tweaks - To answer your question Kathryn, the book will include the original text also - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is in the public domain now, which makes it possible for me to gratefully use it - Thank you all again
@kevin-longueil Wow, this cover has evolved. It looks fantastic! I definitely prefer the 1st one. I've been away from this discussion while focusing on preparing for a conference, so forgive me if I'm repeating a question already answered: Are you planning to do a final version in color? I hope so because I think it could look even more amazing and marketable.
DOTTYP last edited by
These look amazing i love the first one
KathrynAdebayo last edited by
@kevin-longueil Wow, I had never thought of the possibility of illustrating a book in the public domain. I think your finished work will be a big success. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question!
I also prefer the first one... awesome work, as always.
AirenHall last edited by
Love the first one! Very cool.
Eli last edited by
These look awesome, I like the first one also
sheri_p79 last edited by
These are great! It would be a toss up between the first two for me - images with characters in are much more engaging, you cant hep but be drawn in when a character appears to be staring at you. I do like the verticals used in the building and the sense of longevity and foreboding it creates and for that reason i'd lean slightly more towards the first image - the text cuts that off a bit in the second. If i was going to nitpick the first one i'd say shrink the top three characters slightly and move them down a little to play up the scale of the building and give your text a bit more breathing space.
It looks like the first one will be the direction I go with this -Thank you all for your feedback - It helps me a lot! Kathryn, you should check out http://www.gutenberg.org/ there are so many public domain books out there! I may do another after I finish my Oz project - just need to find the right one