Work on my Portfolio (ongoing)
I'm also having a really hard time deciding! So for the moment I'm still working on both.
It's slowvember after all!
chrisaakins last edited by
@Nathalie-Kranich the top one reads more jungle, the bottom one, house. I think the top one would be the better one, but I read the window as some sort of ruins of a column or something rather than a window. Maybe add some context to it? Curtains, trim? A picture frame next to it?
MichaelaH last edited by MichaelaH
@Nathalie-Kranich Both of them are so great, but slowly I am liking the second idea, because the girl is not like Tomb Rider adventure girl but a normal girl having adventure in a house of explorer grandma. Maybe it is the hut in the above picture.
What about changing the eyes of the girl on the bottom illustration, that she is looking down to the book title, because now she is looking up.
eriberart last edited by
I prefer the bottom one. The composition feels more interesting to me and it flows well. The top feels a little more confusing to me as there is a lot going on (although I love the girl's hair flip!:smiling_face_with_open_mouth_closed_eyes:).
The bottom might look better if you mirrored it, as then the girl and torch would be facing the direction of the page turn, encouraging the reader to open the book
Oooh interesting thoughts!
@eriberart I'll give that a try and see how it looks! Can't fault that logic.
@MichaelaH I see what you mean, but I don't think I want the title to be part of the storytelling.
@chrisaakins good call! I'll see what I can include in the render.
By now I had anyhow rendered the second one, before reading your feedback.
Need to think about typography this upcoming week as well!
Thanks for all your input!
@Nathalie-Kranich this is great! I liked both and if you returned to the first I would watch not to cut the toucan (sp check by Braden lols) in half with the light. If someone else said it already sorry.
Braden Hallett last edited by
@Heather-Boyd I misread your post and was about to try and research 'tuscan half light' as some kind of obscure art term
Finished both of these now, am running out of time to do more tweaks so I ended up submitting the under the bed cover. I like both of these quite a bit and they've been great to work on.
I still see a lot of value in the feedback I haven't addressed in this, flipping makes a lot of sense, just needed to finish this up with something I was pretty confident with before the evening Can I throw two covers of the same thing on my portfolio I wonder? I like them both...
I love the first one with the addition of the fireplace and the grandmother picture frame. But the shadows are lovely in the second one. I would read and buy this book. I'm not at all jealous lols.
Nathalie Kranich last edited by Nathalie Kranich
@Heather-Boyd Thank you! Envy is exactly what I aim to inspire XD
KaraDaniel last edited by
@Nathalie-Kranich love the shadows on the second cover. good work!