Cover Art Critiques

Sometimes, a limited color palette is too much of a good thing. I think this cover is a demonstration of that. There isn’t enough contrast to make this amazing image pop at thumbnail size, even though it’s gorgeous, intriguing, and compelling. I like the font, but I don’t like the non-centered spacing. It needs to be darker to stand out. Also, the author name below is blue while everything else is gold/brown, which is jarring me. Now, if the eyes were blue, that would make them pop AND tie in the author name into the image, maybe with a few hints of blue on the gears/design around it.

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: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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