I just made a book cover for my book. What do you think about it? I've deleted the title and my pen name because I don't want to this post look like an ad.
The funny thing is, I also made a black and white one, and I chose the red one. Here. have a look.
Why so occult? It's making me uneasy. Also, I don't fancy the sharp contrast between black and red. Why are you making a cover for your own book anyways? and posting it on lit?
My novel, or the symbol on the cover is about a hater group. I use red and black to emphasize their cruelty. I posted my cover here to ask for opinions. I drew my own cover because I don't have the money to hire a designer. I wish I have, but I really don't. Do you have any suggestion?
Fuck it, I am tired with this self-publishing shit. I'm giving my novel away for free. The cover can go to hell. I'll find another job while keep on writing.
not that guy but I've listened to to secret eye of LAYLAH multiple times (it's actually quite listenable apart from the story about the instruments) and I think there's some groaning/synth stuff in there along with the bone legend. They just say "nope all bones lol" because it sounds good.
If you can get THIS sound out of human bones, I'd love to know how:
Also OP's design reminds me of the cover of xxyyxx.
one warning: English is not my language and I don't have the money to hide editor. 3 months of self-editing do not guarantee error-free. More like error-freak. So be kind if you comment on my page. Thank you.
It's too busy. Red font is shit, yellow font is even shitter. Glasses colour is bad. What's with the weird grey border right/bottom?
I'm no expert but I'd remove the red writing entirely, move the stencil a few centimeters to the right and print the name/title in non shit font.
They'll give you better advice.
Okie doke. I'm not sure how useful the writing exercise is without feedback. Keep reading and look up grammar and punctuation rules. Keep your writing simple until you're confident that it's grammatically correct. You don't need worry too much about your vocab because it seems pretty good and will expand naturally anyway. Yeah, just to reiterate: STUDY GRAMMAR MORE.
Don't give up. Good luck.
i work as a designer/developer professionally and i can help with it if you want. i know free work undermines the industry but i don't want to see this board die now that /his/ is around. plus /gd/ is full of fucking garbage 100 level design students and people who work in $28k/yr advertising jobs
I like the general idea but it needs a couple more elements to make it stand out more, and feel like it had more effort put in - maybe some hermetic symbols about the corners or an interesting variance of colours - all the lines white but the tear red, just play with it until it looks more legitimate. Also you've proved you aren't a shill so tell us the title, thematic consistency is important with this sort of thing
I don't know if you are talking to me or the other. If you do, thank you, thank you very very much.
I have decided to give my novel away for free. A nice guy (you can see his post above) has read my novel, and he told me that I should improve my grammar. That means my novel is not good enough for publishing, and it would be a sin if I sell this crap for money.
What is the use of a great cover if I don't publish it?
Anyway, thank you. It's good to hear this while the climate is changing.
Don't use a mouse to make your cover
The rounded edges make the triangle weaker
Not so sure about the tear drop unless it has significance
I don't mind the title being "title" if the story is actually good but that font is ugly
"By Some Guy" is stupid
You know graphic designers actually pay like 10-40+ bucks for fonts? That's why your shit is weak my guy.
It's because it's a scanned picture of paper with a stencil produced in Photoshop after watching a couple of how to videos on Youtube along with lack of skill. It's okay for an unprofessional piece and I like the vibe it gives even though I don't know what it is about, but yeah both fonts are pretty ugly.
It's decent, but I think it should have some slight changes.
You should turn around the triangle, and extend the top corner of the triangle. Then, you should round out the two sidecorners. These should be two circles. Then, the top part should be a sort of cilinder, with a rounded out top, and finally, the dick you just made should spray loads of cum