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    coool brain - It's no problem, I didn't think you were being mean at all. If you ever have any questions about the topic, I probably left it out, so thanks for bringing your queries up in here..
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    I havent done anything here for a long time now, but may concider entering this one over the weekend, but i thought in the mean time i'd add some comments.
    Urötskidoji - looking good so far, good to see you experimenting with different camera angles, but something to think about which could later change your designs, most fictional books are portrait in design, with the majority then having a particuler size format. Not sure if you have thought of it yet, but it maybe worth working out roughly where type, authors name, heading etc... would be placed first before actual art design, then work your images in the space you have left. Two main purposes for working this way, 1st- no important details in the image are later covered up by your text, 2nd- since overall design process has already been worked out, both type and illustration should gel better together, and not end up fighting one another.

    coool brain-"I haven't understood one thing, how come a book cover be an ENVIRONMENT?"
    I know this isn't exactly what vulgar's brief asks for, but heres a thought, 2001 a space odyssey, has an image of a plain black obelisk as part of the environment. So why not have an image of a book instead, or posibly even a huge lanscape and the ground itself is a book cover. The way i see it, this brief is so open to interpretation, and your only constraints are it has to be sci-fi and your own imagination.

    Vulgar- great topic, especially the idea of creating an image for a particular end product(book cover), gives it more of a real life design feel.

    Also ive never done a sci-fi book cover before, so this could be interesting
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    the book cover is an Environment, because this is EOW and thats the topic, sillies... Yay vulgar you're doing a great job!
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    no Im still up to my ears in theater costume designs, I just got to do one of my dream shows, I 'll post pics when I get them. I just wandered by to cheer and kibbitz.

    which reminds me scrolling through these initial scetches I curious to see that a number of th compositions are very centered. As an old graphic desingner I woudl advise you to incorporate the words in the initial composition, as if you add them at the end you will find their placement subordonate to the drawing or awkward or in the way

    the drawing has to make the customer reach for the book, but the title and the Author have to look like Part of the cover (personally I would make sure there was a suitable place on the cover for that Hugo or Nebula award, after all this imaginary book is totally going to kick ass!)

    there are a number of artists on this site who actually do book covers for Tor you might want to take a look at their work. Elwell for instance, and Dos Santos.
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    Last edited by Corrick; May 19th, 2011 at 10:41 PM.
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    now if only I can make it look as rad as Corrik's
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    interesting corrick seems to have embraced the whole cover, not just the front cover. I assume that you are keeping the proportions of a book cover in mind and that compositionally you will only see half the illustration at a time. This is one of the challenges of a book cover and one of the special compositional considerations.
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    Corrick your entry blew me away, excellent job man! It pretty much exemplifies exactly what I want to be able to do, very inspiring.

    Here's my entry. I didn't really come up with a story for it, even though theres room for interpretation. Not sure if I'll work on it more before Sunday so I'll consider it complete:
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    Rocking concepts guys ....I guess this is 1st time i am gonna participate .....
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    Can anybody tell me till What time We can post on sunday ...??
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    Here's what I have going so far. To be honest, I was just in the flow of things and not really worried about a book cover, I was however thinking of what might happen if the Chicago Cubs actually won the World Series.

    As for critiques, I would like some info on what to do with the foreground. I was thinking of putting some cattle with a funky expression, but that seems cliche. Any suggestions?

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    Can anybody tell me till What time We can post on sunday ...??
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