mruizthree got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design an illustrated MG Fantasy book cover featuring a wolf, angel and vampire scribe
Check out mruizthree's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
What's your vision?
Looking for an illustrated Middle Grade Fantasy book cover design, but the type of book that works for adults as well and I'd like it highlight an aspect of the three main characters. 1. Lobo, the protagonist - a teenager best described as a young, untrained Bruce Wayne. He can't fight yet, but he has detective skills that develop through the story. 2. Devon: a bloodline to the Cherubim, an "angel with an attitude" who wants to be a guardian angel, but her attitude problems have kept her from advancing. She has a small set of wings and can't fly yet. 3. Vonqua: A "true" vampire who is a Scribe and writes with a set of Finger Quills that rest on two fingers to speed up his writing and is over 1,000 years old. The primary image I want to represent Lobo is a silver medallion with a metallic wolf's face (facing forward) with blue, multi-cut gemstones for eyes that glow. This is something that Lobo wears on his neck. I would also like a representation of the other characters, such as a set of wings for the angel and two fingers with Quills representing the Scribe, possibly hanging/holding over the medallion image or maybe on a coat of arms or something similar (artists discretion). For a background, I'd like to the characters from behind/side as they enter a grand hall, or maybe just he hall itself. No full facial shots, just smaller images of them for background purposes. Here are some of the descriptions of the characters/items. The medallion description (main image): Lobo reached inside his shirt and pulled out a silver charm and necklace. The medallion was the face of a wolf with eyes made of blue, multi-cut stones. Even in the dark room, the eyes glistened. I picture a more metallic looking medallion. Vonqua ("Vampie") the Vampire Scribe: Wears two Finger Quills on the first two of its four clawed fingers. As one Quill/finger completes a word, the second finger leaps back over the first and to start the next one. Description: The creature had a thin body and larger head with ears that pointed up like a bat and spiked hair. About the size of Potter's house elf Dobby. Devon the Angel: Cherub with curly brown hair, small wings - tough, but protective. The building/hall they enter for possible background: ..The pair entered a long hallway in a room that was twelve stories high. The floor and walls were covered in a smooth material that Lobo thought looked like a mix of crystal and marble... **UPDATE** Potential option is rather than using the angel wings and finger quills around medallion design, is making them part of background. For the quills, possibly showing two quill ends writing on a parchment/scroll/notebook - just another idea** I also don't want it to look too cartoonish, more like the style of some of Rick Riordan's book covers, where the art appeals to a broader/older range as well. Some examples of what I mean: https://www.amazon.com/Magnus-Chase-Gods-Asgard-Book-ebook/dp/B0169FUXIS https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Kane-Chronicles-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00CJ05CU2 This is what I would consider too "cartoonish" and is what I do NOT want. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013Q6ZZMM
**UPDATE** Potential option is rather than using the angel wings and finger quills around medallion design, is making them part of background. For the quills, possibly showing two quill ends writing on a parchment/scroll/notebook - just another idea** This is my first time using 99designs and this is my 2nd novel. My first designer used primarily stock photo design, which I was happy with but wanted a mostly illustrated cover this time around since it 's a different series. So using a stock photo is fine, so long as it's mostly illustrated. I've included links to the style I'm looking for -- something that will appear to a wider audience. Excited about this and I am happy to work with an idea/vision an artist may have that will still provide what I'm looking for.
USD 299 Bronze package
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.
mruizthree 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!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
This book will be read by French speaking readers, mostly womens, between 20 and 35 years, maybe more.
The book is aimed at 8-12 year olds but it is written in a similar style/influence of Harry Potter and His Dark Material
I am a professional magician who works for private parties, weddings, and corporate events. My audience is mainly adult
any Black female from grade school to retirement around the world
Both genders starting in early 20's. People who already have compromised immune systems, worried about corona virus, or
SOMETHING FUN AND EXCITING We provide high energy live music for the special event industry. Target Market: Sex: Male &