Book 3 Cover Process #4 — Complete!

Previously, on the Neverending Cover Art Saga:

32WoM3-4-29-2015eAnd now for the exciting finale!

Satisfied with the figure but frustrated by the throne, we adjourned for a few days to take some distance and not stab each other.  In the meantime, I looked for some dais-type stairs and tried to shoehorn them into the picture.

dais-largedais-smallThis is why I’m not the artist.

Deb countered with a much better rendition of the dais.

diastest1And with that, we were off and rolling again!

Expansion of the dais!

WoM3-5-1-2015I LIKE IT BUT I STILL HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE THRONE ITSELF, Y’KNOW?  IT JUST LOOKS SO…FLAT.

…Well, the problem is that all your text has the throne being glowing white-on-white, and that’s kind of difficult to give any….depth to.

YOU CAN SOLVE IT.  I HAVE FAITH IN YOU.

ALSO I HATE PINK.

…’k.

WoM3-5-4-2015So…how about this?

…..

…..?

……

Speak, woman!

AFTER SO MUCH TIME WITH THAT PINKISH-GREY THING, IT’S LIKE…..  IT’S LIKE A MIRACLE.

😀

I HAVE SOME EDITS THOUGH.

D:  Wait…first let me add tentacles.

WoM3-5-6-2015THOSE ARE CERTAINLY TENTACLES.  …IS ONE…UM…  IS ONE GROPING HIS THIGH?

😀

…WELL I GUESS THAT’S KIND OF APPROPRIATE.  NOW MY EDITS!

WoM3-5-6--markupYou know, I was going to smooth the dais anyway.  I have eyes.

I KNOW BUT I GET NERVOUS SOMETIMES WHEN THINGS THAT BOTHER ME TAKE A LONG TIME TO GET DONE SO I MENTION THEM OVER AND OVER JUST SO YOU DON’T FORGET THEM WHEN YOU FINALLY HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO THEM.

*sigh*

WoM3-5-6b-2015OKAY THAT’S MAYBE TOO MANY TENTACLES.

There are never too many tentacles!!!!

…..

…..

…..

Okaaaaay, okaaaaaay, I’ll trim the tentacles.

Now I’ll just fit it into the generic card form, slide it onto the background, and….what do you think?

1WoM3cover MIDDLEEDITS!

Naturally.

WE MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH THE REST OF THE SERIES!  ALSO I HATE HOW THE CAPITAL T JUTS OUT FROM THE REST OF THE LETTERS IN THIS FONT.  WAH.  NOT THAT WE CAN DO MUCH ABOUT THE THRONE THOUGH.

But in general?

TEXT POSITION.  DROP SHADOWS.  CARD ALIGNMENT.  ALL MUST BE PERFECT!

Well let me finish the card first!  It needs its corner icons.  What card is it?

THE KING OF SWORDS, OF THE SUIT OF METAL.  SO IT NEEDS A CROWN AND SOME SWORDS AND UM…A SUN BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS THE RISEN PHOENIX EMPEROR, AT LEAST WHEN IT’S IN THE IMPERIAL DECK.

Can do.

SunSun.

CHECK!

crownCrown.

CHECK!

SwordsSword.

CHECK!

Now I just put them all together, and…

theThroneCard4PERFECT!

And then we add the Guardian emblem for the spine, to go with the Winged-Light pendant and the crystal arrowhead from the previous books…

hornsTappedFABULOUS!

And then we stick it all in the template again, and…

5WOM3hornsadded

….HMM.

What, no applause?

I LIKE THE CARDS CROSSED LIKE THAT, BECAUSE THEY’RE ENEMIES AND ALL, BUT I THINK….I WANT THE BACKING CARDS FLIPPED.  SO WE GET A VIEW OF SOMETHING OTHER THAN ANTLERS.

‘Kay.

7WOM3FinalMaybeWell?

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…..YESSSSS.  I LIKE THE PEEKING EYES.  THEY’RE RELEVANT.

So we’re done?

CUT ME AN EBOOK COVER!

WoM 3 - the Living ThroneNOW, MY FRIEND….  NOW WE ARE DONE!

Freedom!  Freeeeeeeeeeedooooooooooom!

UNTIL BOOK 4.

…Well f**k.

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About H. Anthe Davis

Worldbuilder. Self-published writer.
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6 Responses to Book 3 Cover Process #4 — Complete!

  1. lol so many curses and tantrums left out! I suppose that is editing

    • Well….yes. v_v If I had included all of that, I would have also included all 73456256231 iterations of the images, and I didn’t think anyone needed that. It’s over! It’s over!!!!!!

  2. Erica Dakin says:

    I was about to point out that you didn’t have a capital ‘the’ on the other two books, but you appear to have realised that somewhere along the iterations. Awesome cover, really really like it. Now can I order the book yet? What about now?

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