Completing the fantasy book series with final cover reveal
I’ve already written a couple of posts featuring the original covers, The Moon’s Eye and, The Talisman of Delucha, but I’ve now been given the green light to show the final cover in the fantasy book series… War of the Nameless. Once you’ve read this, feel free to go back and have a read of those too.
Above I’ve posted the sketches for the final cover at a couple of the illustration stages. I was determined to get a composition that felt dynamic and one that sent the viewers eyes circling into the action in the centre of the image. Below you can see the final image featuring the showdown between two of the major characters in the setting.
Now you can see all three covers together, it’s great to see the titling structure we used across all of them. Each features the key talisman of the book set in the stone of the title. I then used hints of similar colours in the titling to help define the books against each other while keeping the feeling that they belonged to the same fantasy book series.
I’ve mentioned before, but AJ’s descriptions of characters, the depth of the setting and awesome concepts have made my job easy for this series, it’s also made me excited for more of her work. In fact we have a new series planned that we have been working on the covers for. Watch this space, and make sure to follow AJ Calvin on Twitter!
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