Another Opinion

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Well, two posts in two days. I’m on a roll. I should mention that I have deleted the first post. I’m ashamed to say that I posted the covers too soon and have changed them already. I realized that the name of the book needed to change. There are too many books out there with fairies in the main title. So here is the change. The design is the same, just the name has changed. Each image is supposed to have a number but it doesn’t seem to show, so they will go as – top left #1, top right #2, bottom left #3 and bottom right #4. Just scroll down to the reply area and tell me which one you like and why. Thank you for your support and your opinions.

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Robin Hindle is an artist and a retired graphic designer living in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been an artist for more than thirty years and was a graphic designer for twenty-five years. Now, at the age of sixty-three, Robin is adding writer to her list of accomplishments. She has written and illustrated her first book called Famlaer-The real faeryland.

17 Responses to Another Opinion

  1. A.J. Hindle says:

    I seem to like the first one the best, although any one of them would make a very effective book cover. Great designs!

  2. Russ honour says:

    I like no 2
    There is a nice balance etc for a book cover

  3. Murray says:

    Top right is my favorite, it looks great

  4. Cheryn Lillevolden says:

    Top right. Also like top left. Nice job Robin!

  5. Izzy says:

    Hi Robin, just saw this now on FB. My choice is #2 because it feels more welcoming. Hope this helps!

  6. Jaime says:

    I like #2 but feel there should be something under the title

  7. Brandon Hill says:

    I like the top right one, but they all look great!

  8. Alan says:

    Of the four I like the second one best. The first one has a strong anchor, the elf at the centre left, he’s our hero, but the extra fairy inserted to the right is distracting and has a different flavour and scale. The second one has a more organic layout and more grounded elements, which in a book about fairies is actually useful because the subject matter is already fanciful. The insert of a welcoming doorway to a fairy’s home works better with the surrounding elements. This is a book about real fairies, and having a unified tableaux of characters makes their world a little more real. The third is too bitsy and scattered for me. And the fourth one would make a brilliant illustration inside, serving as a map that the reader can use to navigate around the story, or wherever the characters are going to be visiting in their adventures. But I feel it’s too abstract to set the scene. It’s a map, not an introduction to our heroes, or a taste of what to expect, except to say there will be a journey involved.

    Overall I like the style. The characters are different from each other, they look like they have stories to tell and personalities I want to get to know. I do think, however, the title could be visually darker, or a stronger colour… Imagine this is on a shelf in a bookstore ten feet away from you. Can you see the title? You should be able to squint a bit a still see/read it. It’s how your readers are going to find it when they are looking for their next adventure.

    • Thanks, Alan, the second one seems to be the main choice so far. It’s my fave as well. Thank you for your input. I originally did the title in a medium dark blue, so maybe I’ll change it back to that. Coming from an artist who has illustrated a few books yourself I really appreciate your opinion. Hugs.

    • I forgot to mention, the map is in the book with all the places numbered and named.

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