drgibson got their new book cover by running a design contest:
I am looking for a very unique, captivating design for my Fantasy book (the second of seven books)
Check out drgibson's Book cover contest…
James and The Armor of Solomon
Dr Brandt R Gibson
Dr Brandt R Gibson is a physician, author, coach and speaker who is also the father of 11 children (12 with his sweet daughter-in-law) and grandfather to 1. He greatest passion is empowering individuals to be Extraordinary by Becoming Concordant in their strengths, talents and weaknesses and Unhackable in their daily choices so they can Reach Their Goals, Live Their Dreams and Enjoy an Extraordinary Life.
In our world exists a group of unique individuals, self-identified as Titans, that have been blessed with unique abilities. These abilities include Telepathy (Mind to mind communication), Orientopathy (Orienteering skills), Chronopathy (Time control to facilitate more rapid travel), Herculopathy (Superhuman strength), Zoonophonia (Ability to communicate with animals), Hippocratesense (Healing power), and Hoplonosmithy (Weapons specialist). These skills are utilized by The Band of Fire, a unique underground organization living among us, to protect the world from evil individuals and evil influences. A special Titan, James Adamson, and his friends (Bekah Solomon, Michael Peterson, and Kari Gabriel) return to Campus Gaea, a special summer camp lead by Doc McAdams, where they continue to develop their unique skills. But this year is different! James is struggling in ways that even Helia (his Phoenix) can't help him with. As he learns to focus, listen to the right voices and believe in his own Concordant abilities, he becomes even more powerful than he thought possible. Join them as they face Camilla and The Order of The Kraken, fight off an Snow Dragon and come face to face with Byakko in hopes of finding the Armor of Solomon.
Youth and Young Adults from 11-24 years
Book cover type
I like a fantasy look with some realism. Notice the cover from Book 1: James and The Band of Fire. Additional Information (possibly helpful) - Campus Gaea is in the mountains and can be the location. They are camping (see Book 1 cover) - Any number of characters can be on the cover: (or none) --James Adamson: Has dark brown hair, light skin and ocean blue eyes, similar to the eyes of his mother. He is of average height and build for his age (at 12), but has long, thin fingers and slightly larger hands. He is considered handsome by all who know him, but he doesn’t seem to know that is true. --Bekah Solomon: A very petite, even tiny 12 year-old girl with small hands, small feet, shoulder length brown hair, an olive complexion, dark brown eyes and small facial features. She looks a lot like a geisha doll, but without oriental eyes. She was often confused for a girl much younger, until she started to speak. -- Michael Peterson: A tall, even lanky 12 year-old boy with straight, short blond almost white hair with even whiter skin. His light green eyes light up his face underneath his round glasses that rested on his long nose. -- Kari Gabriel: A midnight black 12 year-old female, with round face, deeply set, dark brown eyes and thick black hair reaching down to the center of her back. -- Camilla Proserpina: Camilla is a 5’6” slender female with long curly brown hair (like her mother), dark blue eyes, a small nose and a slightly round face. Her beauty was often considered without compare, especially with her usual broad smile that lite up her face. (The Anti-Hero) -- Doc (Docery) McAdams (Camp Master): An average height (5’11”) older gentleman, with what was once brown hair, now intermixed with multiple silver or white strands. He had distinct white streaks in his hair on either side of his head, and was cleanly shaven with short hair. Deep blue eyes and an infectious smile. Although he was older, he had broad shoulders and a muscular build, but had a slightly plump belly. He is usually dressed in a brown uniform with multiple patches over his left breast pocket and wears a leather, cowboy style brown hat with the crest of The Band of Fire on the front. - Helia: James' companion is a Phoenix (see Book 1 and additional attached Phoenix images) Unique to this book: - Snow Dragon: It was a very large white dragon standing on the snow with fur covering every inch of his scaled body, black eyes that seemed to stare into them even from that great distance. Large wings were folded on his back and his spiked long tail was circling behind. - Byakko: A large creature, fully see-through but with the appearance of white fire, shaped as a tiger but much larger stood in the cave opening, filling it. He smiled as he stood there about eight feet from paw to paw, seeming to float instead of walk and had the fierce, scary eyes. (One scene has Camilla facing this creature, another has James and his three friends face to face with it.) A Design idea that I would love: Byakko in a cave with Camilla facing him. (Camilla from behind.) I am open to ANY design ideas (which is why I am running a contest). I just gave some ideas I have had from above 😏.
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.
drgibson collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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