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Old 02-20-2011, 03:25 AM View Post #1 (Link) Book Covers
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So, in our wonderfully productive chat room, we had this idea to make a thread where everyone could post pictures of book covers they'd made.

It could be for your own work, or something you made for someone else, as long as you created it. Maybe you drew it by hand or used Photoshop, GIMP, or some other sort of thingy (I'm so literate when it comes to computer stuff, yah noe), or painted it, whatever it is.

So hop to it, peeps!
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Examples, by moi

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And this was done last NaNo for Lykaios:

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EDIT: And this was made for thecollector/Will, because I like making book covers and told him I would :
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:59 AM View Post #2 (Link)
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I totally forgot about this thread, even though I've spent most of this week making covers. xD

This is one that was originally a DVD cover which I made for my Media Studies coursework last year, using my novel, Hamartia, as a premise, but I modified it for a book cover. The background is a picture I took from a moving bus going through London, using a very bad camera without a flash. The boy is my brother. PS, Lykaios Maddigan is my internetty/penname because my name's too small and boring for a book, I feel.

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This one is a cover I made during Nano for the novel she was writing then. The pictures are just stock photos I've recoloured/artied on.

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And this is a cover for my novella, which I call The Other Boy, because the real title's annoyingly long. Made using pan watercolours, Gouache and acrylics. Oh, and seriously heavy paper, because I'm too lazy to stretch normal paper. :3

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Your book covers are awesome, guys! They make me jealous--I wish I could make book covers. xD
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Originally Posted by Majyk View Post
Your book covers are awesome, guys! They make me jealous--I wish I could make book covers. xD
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Originally Posted by Lykaios View Post
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And this is a cover for my novella, which I call The Other Boy, because the real title's annoyingly long. Made using pan watercolours, Gouache and acrylics. Oh, and seriously heavy paper, because I'm too lazy to stretch normal paper. :3

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That is awesome =o

In fact, all of them are. I've been totally inspired to make some book covers now When I find a free minute, that is
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Originally Posted by Lykaios View Post
And this is a cover for my novella, which I call The Other Boy, because the real title's annoyingly long. Made using pan watercolours, Gouache and acrylics. Oh, and seriously heavy paper, because I'm too lazy to stretch normal paper. :3

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Oh my God. The cover for Where the Blue Bird Flew is... well, brilliant would be a very serious understatement. But 'cause I can't tell you how much I really like it, you'll have to settle for
BRILLIANT-EST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Honestly, the cover made me think of books by Enid Blyton, you know, with the tree and the toadstools and all that You should think of illustrating some covers for the Blyton books, really. Have you read them? And if so, which ones?
I really would love to see some good covers for the Blyton fairy tales
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Originally Posted by KythingToWrite View Post
Oh my God. The cover for Where the Blue Bird Flew is... well, brilliant would be a very serious understatement. But 'cause I can't tell you how much I really like it, you'll have to settle for
BRILLIANT-EST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree, it's really awesome!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:26 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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Pretty cool work, guys. How are you making them? Where do you get the images from? Very curious because some of these covers are better than what publishers are putting out there. I might have to hire one of you to make the cover for a future issue of SBS!
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:07 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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lyk, that wuld b so kewl.

I use GIMP and stock from like... deviantart and random other places that have free stock.

Also, Alfie, hon, you are amazin.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:37 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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Yeah I've made one before, it was pretty rushed and isn't all that good though

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