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27 June 2019 @ 07:08 am
Working on covers . . .  
matapampamuphoff on June 27th, 2019 12:37 pm (UTC)
Work in progress. And I've found a good robodog pic so that may get substituted for the wolf.
(Anonymous) on June 27th, 2019 02:27 pm (UTC)
I like the concept, layout, and the bits of art themselves. I realize this is still at an early stage, and things might be changed later, but right now the various pieces of art seem very separate to me, very much like pieces of art pasted together.

matapampamuphoff on June 27th, 2019 02:52 pm (UTC)
Which of course is exactly what it is.
(Anonymous) on June 27th, 2019 03:14 pm (UTC)
Right. My point is that at the moment it looks so blatantly pasted together that it looks subtly wrong. It'll probably take additional manipulation for the pieces to look like the fit - filtering, color adjustment, etc.

matapampamuphoff on June 27th, 2019 04:06 pm (UTC)
Part of it's the direction of the light. Part of it's the location of the figures in the frame. The man needs to be more centered, left-right, and his head lower on the page.
stan_millerstan_miller on June 27th, 2019 06:43 pm (UTC)
Maybe as well as centering and lowering the man, switch sides with the wolf. Then make him mostly hidden behind the man and lightly retouch the the underside of the face and front legs to make it darker, more shadowed? A bit bigger wolf would be good too as Bryan suggested.

I like the wolf image better than what my mind is seeing of a robo-dog and from reading snippets I like the wolf character more than the robo-dog.
(Anonymous) on June 27th, 2019 03:22 pm (UTC)
1 kudos one the electrical burn.
2 the grip on the spear needs to tightened
3 Is the wolf to proper scale? He looks a little small.

(Anonymous) on June 27th, 2019 07:49 pm (UTC)
work in progress
For just pasting together images, that's really good: "scarred survivalist plus wolf in space." That signals the book about as well as any cover is likely to do.

Who cares if the lighting is inconsistent and the spear grip is weird. And the wolf too small (especially in the foreground). And weren't Xen's pants orange? And the belt's probably wrong too... Blah, blah, blah, who cares.