Book Cover (Speculative): Shadow Rising

Designed a speculative book cover after a long time. Had so much fun, it left me wondering why I don’t do it more often!

The smoke could do with more work, I think. It’s far from the finished work. But I’m fairly satisfied with the overall manipulation of the hand, so I wanted to share with you all.





It’s still a work in progress, so, as always, any feedback would be most welcome. 🙂


31 thoughts on “Book Cover (Speculative): Shadow Rising

  1. They’re both very good! I personally prefer the blue tone colouring of the first but really like the contrast against the hand on the second. Enjoy how SIN jumps out on this too but not sure if it would confuse people over what the title is.

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  2. Whoa! very nice! It seems I’m in a minority here where I actually prefer the second cover. I feel like the hand is able to stand out the most on the gray background, although the blue tones in the first cover is pretty appealing in its own right.

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  3. First jacket cover is by far the most interesting and catches your eye. The hand should be made to look like wisps of smoke. I love the way you seperated Shadow and rising by a red line. Clever and also clever was adding a figure where the I is. By far the first jacket is superior

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  4. I mostly agree with thespiritkeepers (above), except for the smoke. If I hadn’t been told it was smoke, I’d have thought it was dried grass. I’d prefer to see smoke rising only from around the glowing orb, keeping the fingers clean.
    That’s the problem with asking for an opinion; you’re likely to get many conflicting ones!

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    • You’re right. But all the opinions only help me :). Thank you for taking time to visit and comment. Now that you pointed it out, I do feel like I might have placed the smoke a bit “all over the place”. Yes, a bit more minimalism would definitely work. Already begun working on the ” dried-grass-thing”. 🙂 Thanks again!

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