More book cover critiques

Lets go dark today!

Interesting tagline with ‘James Patterson presents’ – I’m guessing this is one of the writers he has helping him with his own books striking out on their own? Regardless, the addition is gold for marketing. It’s just dark enough that it doesn’t shout on the low-contrast background. The simple font stands out strong and austere, which fits in with the Spartan theme. The hint of fire sparks and the motion of the woman’s hair adds to the mystique. Red and gold and black – a classic combination.

I love this cover – a simple background, a few elements with high contrast, and a strong, ornate font. And yet, still easy to read! Romance cover artists, take note. You can have a flowery font without losing legibility! The shining light through the feathers keep with a simply color scheme and yet glow with bright contrast.

This simple cover intrigues with the low color scheme and pose. I’m not a huge fan of the font for Elizabeth Franklin. It looks a bit rough, and not deliberate. However, it’s still a striking composition with lovely details in the hand tattoos/art and the crown.

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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One comment on “More book cover critiques
  1. Judith Klein says:

    Need to update the address on your amazing beading site, It has been a long time since I looked at it…’ve done some wonderful pieces. I am so impressed.

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