Cover Art Critiques

And we’re back in my favorite genre, historical fantasy. Now, I’m not a huge fan of the author name being bigger than the title. The few times I can see it working is for authors such as Stephen King, where many people buy it solely because it’s a Stephen King book. This author, not so much. I like the branding of the series name at the bottom, but then the quote at the top is a bit confusing to me, as that seems to name something else (yes, I’m aware that Malazan is the name of the world, but not everyone would). The fonts are on-genre, though, and though I’d like the title to be brighter/bigger than the author, they work.

The color scheme is on point – gritty, dusty, magic. The outfit confuses me, as it doesn’t seem to be quite right, asymmetric, too many folds, something. It reminds me of some AI bot art I’ve seen, because the bot doesn’t truly understand how things like human arms work.

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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