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Coven-Cover art by CrankBot Coven-Cover art by CrankBot
cover art for an upcoming (greek) edition of a short and gory novel by Edward Lee

copyright Jemma Press 2009
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I've just spent a good deal of my latest 5 minute break looking over this. The triptych format, especially with the stark break of black and white is compelling, I really hope the cover art is this whole thing, and not a wrap around. The warmer colour palette choice stops the slightly disturbing imagery from being too much of a visual turn off and you've managed to keep the balance between appealing and creepy for both female focuses. The repetition of shapes between the female face on the left and the black and white ink sketch is a really nice touch, makes me curious about her character, since she's obviously not all she seems! The only minor gripe I have is the shadows on her face on the left are making her face appear less solid, especially as there is that slightly warped bent to her nose line.

I have to say I love the turquoises and oranges on the far right panel I'd love to see a close up of that image itself the textures and shapes are very appealing, makes me think of witches and crows. All in all, I love it, it would definitely catch my eye in a book store.
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Pinkchicken Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
i like the middle one the best
arisniam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Απολογουμαι απο πριν για την ελλειψη καταλληλων λεξεων.

Απλα. Υπεροχο.

Περιμενω να βγει.
AaronMiller Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
looking at the right panel the one thing that doesn't jump out is the center of interest.
All the characters are rendered about the same and the lighting seems even among them not giving me one that is the "star". And the background creature is more rendered than the foreground. when its usually the other way around. Pick your star and focus the image around it and it will be a much stronger piece.
thesadwhale Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
You have been featured here [link]:heart:
Kosmandis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Gamei :)
thesadwhale Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
EINAI PANEMORFO!!!!mou aresei h periergia ths anatomias sto prwto sxedio h aplothta tou deuterou alla kai h sun8esh tou teleutaiou!!
IggyHazard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovecraft, much? :XD:
DuncanLong Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Certainly captures the genre and attention. I'd say these work well for a horror novel.

I am curious how the pictures are to be used... Three different covers (that seems doubtful)?

Front/back and inner page?

Hopefully they'll all be used as each conveys a very different yet effective message.
SpitVenom Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009

The crocodilian eyes in the far right illustration are what's really making me want to know more about this story...

It's good to finally see some more work coming from you :)
XPirateLuciousX Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
I truly like that although this is cover art for a 'gory' novel, you didn't put anything gory in it at all. It leaves almost like a slight tingle of curiosity to find out just what sort of gory lies within the story.

I really enjoy this piece.
The simplicity of the one in the middle is what grabbed my attention the most.
Although you have a lot of negative space, the detail as well as the texture you used for the strokes really brought it out to grab ones eye.

In the first bit, I like that you made an illusion of there being something else to the picture other than the woman in a hood.
The rib's that you put on her faintly, as well as other indescribable strokes near her face makes one want to pay close attention to minor details.

The last one was a real treat with several look alike characters along with some foreign, unknown creature in the background. You did well on stretched anatomy here, as well as shading and more detail, though I think that the smaller figure on top of the shoulder took away from that foreground masculinity that the one character gives off.
Other then that, a beautiful piece indeed.
Top-Hat-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this look really interesting :) I love the art of it, plus its paint brush sort of look. In fact I could tell a bunch of stuff that I love from this.

Now I am highly curious about this novel :)
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