Wizard of Oz: Pick a thumbnail

  • @holleywilliamson I like no 10 the most. I have a problem with No 3. I think revealing what Oz looks like on the cover is a massive spoiler.

    I'm just listening to the audible version with Anne Hathaway reading it to me - so good. And Oz being a mystery is such an important part of the story. BTW I've never watched the film or read the book before.

  • I like 3, 5 and 11 ... but looking at it again, I also kind of like number 9

  • SVS OG

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen says: I also like 3's compostion and 4 because she is riding a lion and I think that's pretty cool.

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    @holleywilliamson Very nice! i am liking 9 the best, it stands out as being unique - something i have not seen before for an Oz cover - they all look nice though!

  • I really like #5 as well but feel like its been done in that manner so many times..I vote for #3 for that reason. Its unique and adventurous and looks great as far as composition goes. Love them all.

  • SVS OG

    Thanks for all the feedback so far, I usually don’t have a hard time picking a thumbnail, but for A I am worried that it is giving away too much story, also that they all look worried. For B I am worried that it is too generic, not different enough, but you can really see the character design. With C, their backs are shown, which is pretty popular with book covers but is that too easy of a solution? Also For C I was going to do their silhouettes, but then it doesn’t really go with the dark vs. light theme.

    Let me know which one you like!


  • SVS OG

    B and C. Though with A I might make the characters a little smaller so thry don't go off the page. That might just be personal preference.

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    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Since my husband is sitting next to me I asked him. He chose 3. Not an artist, just a regular guy with an opinion 🙂

  • I like B and C. Leaning more towards C.

    Any reason they're all looking off to the right in B? Instead, I'd like to see some of the characters interacting with each other.

  • Wow, this is a hard pick. I think nr. 1 and nr. 2 are the strongest. Nr. 3 is split in two by the rainbow, I think that kind of creates an imbalance in the image.
    In conclusion I think I would go with nr. 1, It is well balanced, the title is super clear, in your face with that strong contrast and also what is underneath fatefully encapsulates the story, and has everything that you need to know about OZ. So yeah Nr. 1.
    Cant wait to see your Update!

  • SVS OG

    Well this is what I ended up with. I wasn’t loving any one so figured it was time to do another idea. I really liked having the characters up close, but added more story. I am thinking of doing some additional black and white illustrations of some of the other thumbs that you guys liked that would be inside the book. Working on character continuity is something I have been working on. Thanks for the feedback!


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    @holleywilliamson This is looking really lovely! I love your colors and I love your characters' outfits, especially Dorothy and Scarecrow's.

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    @Nyrryl-Cadiz thanks! Their clothing designs were from the first SVS contest I entered a couple years ago but did not execute other things very well!

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