DBMcDowell08 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a forboding book cover for a thrilling Science Fiction novel
Check out DBMcDowell08's Book cover contest…
Art & Design
S-Impact: The Girl Who Stole Tomorrow is a young adult science fiction novel set in a post-apocalyptic alien world. Humans are at war against an elemental alien race known as the seijin. After a cataclysmic event called the Impact, humanity is driven underground to survive. Thirteen are chosen to become Seekers - highly trained, technologically advanced soldiers who are tasked with eradicating any remaining seijin alive on the surface so that humanity can reclaim its former dominance. Alycia Saldevia is Seeker 13 but her view of the world is challenged when she discovers that the first seijin she hunts is not the menacing, human-devouring demon she expects. Alycia soon learns that the true monsters may not be the creatures on the surface. As she struggles to do what's right and find a compromise between two races, Alycia finds herself in a nightmare where former friends become enemies and those she once fought against become her only ally.
What's your vision?
Overview: I would like a cover depicting a scene from the book in which Alycia has fallen against a wall in her fight with the seijin Reaper. The right half of her helmet is shattered, exposing half her face to the stinging cold air of a frozen mine shaft. In the reflection of the part of her green visor that is still intact is the seijin Reaper. The art should be foreboding and invoke a sense of tension. Character Details: Alycia is a young woman of brown skin and mandarin eyes. Her helmet is dark gray and features a green visor that climbs up over her head. (Review to the attached image for reference.) The Reaper appears as a woman with ice-blue complexion and long braided tails of white hair. Her skin is smooth like ice, and patterns as white as snow accentuate her bare curves. Her irises are a striking frost color atop black sclera. The Scene from the Book: She released the trigger and exhaled, knowing it would be over after one final shot. The rifle fizzled. It was out of ammunition. “No!” Revitalized by the sound of Alycia’s blunder, the Reaper rose up with an illuminated globe in its hand and smashed it against the Seeker’s head. Alycia fell against the wall. Her helmet was shattered, exposing half her face to the freezing air that now stung her skin. The suit beeped and whooped in alarm, flashing red and green. She tried to keep her balance, but the Blood had worn off. Dark and light flashes attacked her field of vision until she could see nothing but the icy ground rushing at her.
-The image size should be 2820 x 4500 (1.6 aspect ratio) -Avoid the use of stock images and live human models when creating the cover to increase the chance of your cover art being selected. Exceptions may be considered depending upon the quality. -The cover will be almost exclusively available for digital download, and should be readable when viewed on a large or small eReader screen, in full size or as a thumbnail. -I am open to artist interpretation.
US$499 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at £239.
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.
DBMcDowell08 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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Target audience are young adults in high school to graduate students in the US. Age: 17-27
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Age: Broad, perhaps mid-teens to early 30s (but since my characters are all 21 or older, this would not be considered YA
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