miricastor39 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a book Illustration for soon to be published Scifi Fantasy novel, Opal Charm!
Check out miricastor39's Book cover contest…
Games & Recreational
I'm an author who is publishing a YA novel, starting in America. Opal Charm: The Path to Dawn. The target audience is 14-18 year olds.
What's your vision?
I want a realistic, not too cartoonish, picture of a black, 13 year old girl, straight haired/ pressed hair up to her shoulders with honey hazel eyes, facing you (readers) with a serious expression. Include a few acne scars, a flat nose, see the photo I attached for more skin/facial details. When in doubt, darker skin tone is strongly preferred, ex burnt umber. NO PROFILE SHOT. I want her hands raised slightly (bent elbows) and swirls of orange/golden energy floating over her palms. You can choose how thick these swirls are, they don't have to be swirls either! You can be creative with the form, size, etc of golden energy. I want this to be against a somewhat dark background, such as dawn's darkness before the sun rises or dusk (the lighting for the former is preferred). I would like her to be shown from the collarbone up, please include include a plain, dark shirt (dark green, deep brown, black-anything that doesn't seize attention). Please have the title of the book and my author name beneath it. You can be creative with the font as well.
The picture of the sky is similar to my setting and what I want for the cover. The picture of the girl in the dress has the facial features that I want my character to have on the cover.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
miricastor39 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!
Possibly the best cover I've ever purchased from Piere and I've loved them all! I cannot recommend working with him enough. He has a great style and does a wonderful job communicating to make sure that you like the elements. No matter how small the detail, he's always made sure that it is just right.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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