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15 September 2018 @ 06:16 pm
Dueling Covers  

And unfinished:

(Anonymous) on September 15th, 2018 11:22 pm (UTC)
I like the Upper Cover. It gives impression of multiple similar worlds.

I am total confused by the lower cover. I assume it is symbolizing something but I am sure what.
(Anonymous) on September 16th, 2018 03:17 am (UTC)
I, too, love the top cover.

I think the bottom one is supposed to be looking out over the scrambled mess on the planet, with buildings scattered about after having been grabbed from different worlds, some not in the best of condition. If that's the concept, I like the concept, and some elements, but the execution isn't there yet - not surprising since it is clearly labeled as "unfinished." (Some of the "buildings" look more like escapees from 3D bar chart.)

(Anonymous) on September 16th, 2018 01:27 am (UTC)
Top cover please
I also like the top cover. I like the science-fictional look.
(Anonymous) on September 16th, 2018 02:26 am (UTC)
Upper one is great. Lower one is not working yet. It has bad feet. The way the grass cuts his legs makes them look like badly drawn claws.
(Anonymous) on September 16th, 2018 04:46 am (UTC)
I think the upper one will work best for readers of the series, but might not say anything to potential newbies.

I think the lower one would probably do better at reaching new readers, but will only make sense once a reader gets far enough into the story (I read what you posted here a while back).

Maybe something that reflects both covers? & hints that worlds are connected?

I dunno, may worlds superimposed over world elements, with some chunks missing from the worlds?
cnmckenney on September 16th, 2018 04:12 pm (UTC)
Lower cover
I like the lower cover better but one thing missing is the pin-wheel effect of the stripes and the serious delineation between pavement, desert, grasslands, forest that is described in the text. But OTOH I have read the story and am influenced buy that.

Also might wish to shrink the foreground figure some and change POV to further back and higher, more bird's eye. Maybe from the tall building they climbed frame the world view from a parapet or wide conference room type busted window.

If you go with the top cover, I suggest some kind of crinkling between worlds such as Q has described.
matapampamuphoff on September 16th, 2018 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Lower cover
The reason I'm asking for opinions is the PITA of putting things in the right place for the perspective on the pinwheel. Thought I'd ask before I spent time with forests and the central mess that going to be a real bear.

I need to try a few different things with the first cover, to get a whirlpool effect, and the red doesn't work on the title.
(Anonymous) on September 17th, 2018 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Lower cover
Top one is better. If you want a whirlpool effect, it could be in the background clouds.

Ian BirchenoughIan Birchenough on September 16th, 2018 06:50 pm (UTC)
Top, the Bottom doesn't say anything clear to me.
(Anonymous) on September 17th, 2018 07:57 am (UTC)
Go with the top one. It's good and nearly right already. Bottom concept would be better if you can make it work. However, the concept is complicated and I strongly suspect it would take way too much time and frustration to get it near to the quality of the top one. Especially since it I don't think it'll show what I think you would like it to without the pinwheel being very skillfully done.