Resource Show off your fanfic cover, or request one!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Iverna, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. Iverna Force Ghost

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    Edit: to include more info and give the thread another purpose!

    At earlybird-obi-wan's suggestion, I'm changing this thread slightly. We thought it'd be cool if fanfic authors could show off their covers, and I figure we might as well used this thread rather than having two. So come one, come all, and show us what you've got!

    If you don't have a cover and are looking for one, then my offer below stands. Likewise, if anyone else is offering to make covers, or maybe illustrations, feel free to post here.

    Here's my offer: I can make you a cover for your fic using existing images, with the Star Wars logo, title, and your name. You tell me what image(s) you want on the cover, give me a colour scheme if you have a preferred one, and I'll make it for you. For images, you can pick whatever canon stuff you can find, or something from my fan art or your own, or a mix. But if you want me to include someone else's fan art, you'll want to ask their permission, unless you've already got it. ;)

    Links for finding images:
    - The Fan Art resource thread (remember to ask the artist!)
    - Wookieepedia
    - My Star Wars art and a few extra sketches.
    And of course, there's always Google image search. :p If anyone has links to add, please do!

    To give you an idea, here's some examples of mine:

    [image=http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/193/a/3/cover___hero_for_hire_2_by_svenjaliv-d3ney08.png] [image=http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/193/5/a/cover___red_sky_blue_flame_by_svenjaliv-d3ney0m.png] [image=http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/193/2/3/cover___rogue_jedi_by_svenjaliv-d3ney16.png] [image=http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/193/c/6/cover___sum_of_their_parts_by_svenjaliv-d3ney1j.png] [image=http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/193/9/0/cover___sword_of_the_jedi_by_svenjaliv-d3ney1w.png] [image=http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/193/7/e/solo_moments_cover_by_svenjaliv-d3ney2i.png] [image=http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/193/8/b/cover___awakened_by_svenjaliv-d3nexzn.png]

    (Yeah, most of them aren't real books/fics, more's the pity I guess...)

    Why am I offering this? Because I like playing around with graphics and I like making covers. Because it makes for a nice distraction and it doesn't cost me much effort. Because it's good practice for an aspiring cover artist like me. Because TFN's fanficcers helped me with my thesis and I want to give something back.

    Only one caveat: you can re-upload and share your cover all you like, but I'd really appreciate credit (especially if it uses my art), and it's for online/digital use only. If you want to print it or something, please ask my permission first, 'kay?

    That's it, really. So, if you want a cover, you can reply here or PM me or get in touch via deviantART, whatever works. Here's a form with the info I need (it's explained a few posts below):

    Title:
    Author Name:
    Images:
    Background:
    Colour scheme:
    Concept:


    You can leave these last three up to me if you're not sure/don't care. To clarify, the background can be blank, any colour, an additional image (like a spacescape or something) or you can leave it out if you just want your images to take up all the space. The concept is what you want it to look like - how you want the images arranged, if you want a special font, if you want the title somewhere specific, etc.

    First come, first served. ;)

    Have at it! [face_peace]
  2. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Mar 5, 2004
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    Oh, I'm so doing this! I'll be PMing you tonight with pictures.

    Thanks, this is awesome!!! [:D]
  3. YodaKenobi VIP

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    A really awesome idea, Iverna, and a very generous offer. I love your examples there and look forward to seeing all the great coverart that results from this :)
  4. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 6, 2007
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    I wish I could find someone to help do a How To Train Your Dragon cover. Finding someone to do fanart for that is near impossible.
  5. Iverna Force Ghost

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    Wow, okay, that was fast. Wasn't expecting such a positive response. Cool! I'm glad you guys like the idea, and thanks for the compliment, YodaKenobi!

    mrjop2, I'm not restricting this to SW, but like I said above I can't do any original sketches or paintings or anything - I just don't have the time. But if you have images that you'd like to be used, and tell me the title etc, I can probably put something together for you.

    Okay, so to make it easier, here's a "form" you can fill out with all the info I need:
    Title:
    Author Name:
    Images:
    Background:
    Colour scheme:
    Concept:

    You can leave these last three up to me if you're not sure/don't care. To clarify, the background can be blank, any colour, an additional image (like a spacescape or something) or you can leave it out if you just want your images to take up all the space. The concept is what you want it to look like - how you want the images arranged, if you want a special font, if you want the title somewhere specific, etc.

    I hope that makes sense. [face_peace]
  6. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Thank you to Iverna for my beautiful cover! :D Can't wait to see the next two. [:D]
  7. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    What a wonderful offer, Iverna! I love your example covers!

    I've got one fic I would love to have a cover for but I'll have to find some images first.
  8. Iverna Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 2008
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    You're very welcome, JediMara! I'm really happy that you like it. Hopefully I can do the next two justice as well.

    And thank you, mavjade! Take your time, I'll be doing this for a while so no hurry. ;)

    I've changed this thread a bit so that people who already have covers can show theirs off. earlybird-obi-wan suggested a thread for that and I figured why not just combine the two. So feel free to post yours here!
  9. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Mar 5, 2004
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    Great idea!

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/JediMara77/JediMara77.jpg]

    *pets the precious* :D
  10. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    Thank you Iverna[face_dancing][:D]

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/aaquilincover.jpg]

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/truth.jpg]

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/tankBoma.jpg]





  11. JediDingo Force Ghost

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    Thanks so much! Its perfect![image=http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/ivernasolo/Jedi-Dingo-1.jpg]
  12. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Okay, this thread is making me want to write something just to get a pretty cover. :D =D=
  13. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Gorgeous!
  14. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Just got cover Number 2:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/JediMara77/JediMara77-2.jpg]

    :D
  15. Iverna Force Ghost

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    LOL me too! I found that with NaNo, last year - having the cover was a great inspiration to actually get the book written.

    And I'm so glad that everyone likes their covers so far! Yay!
  16. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    FYI, I LOVE my third cover. But I can't show it off yet. :p

  17. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    Thanks for your wonderful work on this HTTYD cover art! Thanks a billion!

    [image=http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/ivernasolo/mrjop2.jpg]
  18. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

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    [image=http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/zonzo2142/space-48DV.jpg]

    This is the cover art for Ever and Always that zonzo made for me in 2008. Still love it. :)
  19. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    Yet another beautiful cover:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/JediMara77/JediMara77-4.jpg]

    I think that one's my favorite. [face_love]
  20. FelsGoddess Game Host

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    [image=http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a280/FelsGoddess/cover.jpg]

    Thank you, Iverna! It looks amazing! [:D]
  21. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    Nov 13, 2001
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    These covers are absolutely amazing, Iverna. =D=

    You're totally on the payroll once I finish my book, you know that, right? :p

  22. LexiLupin Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/ivernasolo/LexiLupin1.jpg]

    So... much... love.

    [face_love]
  23. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    Wow, this is absolutly fantastic. Thank you for your work!

    [image=http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/ivernasolo/mrjop2-tol.jpg]
  24. TKeira_Lea Jedi Grand Master

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    Iverna, these covers are so nice. =D=
  25. Lane_Winree Force Ghost

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    I'd like to reiterate that Iverna is amazing.

    [image=http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/ivernasolo/LaneWinree.jpg]
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