My first book cover thumbnails


  • Pro

    Thank you so much everyone! All the answers are so varied! No one voted for 1 and 6 though, so I can at least eliminate those 2 hihi



  • @nessillustration I like 2, 3, and 5 the best.



  • I actually like the first 2 the best. I like #1 because of the lion tail- it makes you wonder what could be coming next and urges you to open the book. I also like the gentle slope of the hill and the way the animals all seem to be doing something, or going somewhere. I like #2 because it is simple, and joyful, and the close up of the two characters makes it seem more intimate. Number #3 is exciting with the splash, but I don't like the animals sort of pasted onto the front of the cover. It does not feel as well thought out as the others. 4 and 5 are certainly cute, but i would pick 5 over 4 because it has more energy. The soft pastel wash makes me think more of a bedtime kind of book, which is fine but colors can tend to wake us up, so it doesn't feel 100% appropriate to me. I like #6 because it gives atmosphere and energy, but the focus on color is lost a little bit. If you could add more colorful plants in there, I think it would wake it back up. It is a pretty solid composition and the horizon line makes it feel much more calm than the others. I think the sloping landscape in #7 is an improvement from #6, but I do not like the box around the letters, and I feel like you could add more color in the foliage in number 7 to make it really pop. I think these are all fantastic and really, they would all work. I think it comes down to what YOU want to make!


  • Pro

    @jeanebean Thank you SO much Jeane, that is incredibly helpful! I feel that whichever one ends up being the one, I'll refer back to your comment to improve on it more. Thank you ❤



  • @nessillustration Just make sure to show the final, if you can! I would love to see more of your work.


  • Pro

    @jeanebean Absolutely!! I can't wait to show you guys this book when it comes together, and it will be soon too since the launch date has been set closer. It was originally supposed to release in the fall but they think it will do better in the Spring so I'm working full throttle on this and it'll be ready in a few months!



  • I like the variation of your different ideas.

    #2 is my favorite because the poses of the 2 characters are cute and so full of excitement. I like the color splash, and how it reflects the exuberance of the characters, while still leaving some white space to keep it from being too overwhelming. It would be nice to see more variation in the edges of the splatter as in #1

    It looks like it will be a fun book.


  • SVS OG

    So interesting to see what others vote for. I like #4 best, then #5, then #2. #4 and #5 have the biggest eyes, and that's what my eyes tend to gravitate towards, but I tend to prefer the subdued colors of 4. I like the relationship between the two characters on #2.



  • Love #5! i think it works for a childrens book cover better than #4 as its bolder.



  • I agree with 4! Lovely work 🙂


  • Pro

    Thank you so much for all of your help! I will go with either 4 or 5 I think, but before deciding I'll do more studies and experiment for what this splatter could look like!


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