styrloc got their new book cover by running a design contest:
High impact book cover for a debut fantasy novel
Check out styrloc's Book cover contest…
Shalomar is in her mid 40's writer, mother, wife, nurse. She has been writing poems and short stories since she was 8. This is her first novel
"Marinkyst" Is a fantasy novel set in the Feudal world of Lythrind in the Kingdom of Celera. Adria is a Marinkyst healer who absorbs the pain of her patients to heal them. Kiernan is the High Priest of the God of Justice. Together they must fight magic warped monsters and insane Gods.
Primarily Women 20-50. however I feel the book could be enjoyed by any adult gender/age group. Sexual content not appropriate for under 18
I would like to see the main character Adria on the cover. Adria: She is about 5'8" slender woman in her mid 20's pale, with waist length wavy red hair that she generally keeps braided, Dark blue eyes. Generally happy and optimistic. Her power is the healing by touch. Serves the Goddess of Earth. She generally wears robes of cotton or linen, because she so often gets covered in blood and other fluids her clothes tend to be a patchwork of similar as stains are cut out and replaced. Kiernan: Possibly on the cover age late 20's 6'2" tanned, Black hair, dark brown eyes. Intense, broody, serious. High Priest of the God of Justice. Usually in leather or wool. Leader/Hunter. Romantic interest of Adria. He intimidates people with his quiet and focused manner Imagery associate with the earth goddess: Black Oak Leaf and Wheat Sheaf. colors are dark green, blue and gold. Imagery associated with the God of Justice: Stylized wolf both the head and a full wolf. colors are black, purple and silver. In the book there are several monsters that are warped by magic. Much like radiation would mutate an animal. Ferrings: snake/weasel meld Sylides: giant lizards sort of like a Komodo dragon Open to them being in the image. Background of the cover could be a dead, dark forest, a medieval castle, or mountains.
What to avoid
I am open to all ideas at this point
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
styrloc collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Excellent communication, very patient and willing to adjust and tweak as many times as needed. Definitely goes the extra mile. I will be returning as a client for more design for this series in the future. Thank you!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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