my project is a series of children's book covers. Here's a rough preview of the first book i've illustrated. (ignore area with the blanked out title).

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I thinking of doing something similar for the 2nd book cover, because its part of a series. I've been looking at the popular Beast Quest series as inspiration for my book.

Although i've been really struggling to find a layout that works.

I needed the front cover to feature
-huge tree on a planet with a creature perched ontop
-and the spaceship with the main characters

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Maybe i'm trying to fit too many things into one picture, but i don't feel like any of my ideas are working. Is there any advice you could give me on my rough thumbnails? how do these ideas look and how can I make this better?