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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    Feb 20, 2008
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    Yay, it's alive again!

    This is one of my faves from the ones I've done. I think it's mostly because of what was involved - photoshopping heads onto bodies is fun!


    That looks really cool! I love this one. It looks very much like a comic book cover. My only crit would be to make the title darker, or maybe yellow, so it's easier to read. But yeah, it looks great!
  2. nostalgia Jedi Master

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    Jul 6, 2011
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    I.. really want this as a tattoo one day.
  3. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    My cover for Refuge

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/refuge01.jpg]


  4. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    And three more for Reunion parts 1, 2 and 3

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/reunionk01.jpg]
    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/reunionk02.jpg]
    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/reunionk03.jpg]
  5. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    May 11, 2011
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    Hmm. I've done rather a lot of covers, myself. I'll just put them all here for convenience's sake. These all correspond to works I've published on the forums.

    Warning! Image overload inbound!

    [image=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100619031449/swfanon/images/7/78/DeathandLifeCover.png]

    [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100621020627/swfanon/images/f/f9/JediCampCover.png]

    [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100611152953/swfanon/images/c/c4/SaberBattalionCover.png]

    [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101122202841/swfanon/images/7/70/LastMeasureCover.png]

    [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120129005222/swfanon/images/a/aa/TGLFCover.png]

    For a work that will be published soon:
    [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120128053607/swfanon/images/c/c7/ImpactEventsCover.png]

    The anthology still needs a cover, though.
  6. TrakNar Chosen One

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    Don't worry, my brain is already formulating the anthology cover. All I need is a trip to the art supply store... and time to work on the layout.
  7. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    Nice covers

    Here is the one for my diary in before

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

    and for Spider moments

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/spidermoments.jpg]
  8. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    This is the back cover for Refuge

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/refuge9.jpg]
  9. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Im thinking of getting this tattooed on my arm ..
  10. TrakNar Chosen One

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    You and Nostalgia. You'll be twins! :p
  11. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    If I was ever going to get a tattoo, it would be an outline of the Rebel starbird.

    With a frontal view of an X-wing.
  12. nostalgia Jedi Master

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    Jul 6, 2011
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    I just got the Millennium Falcon done on my leg. I think, in a few years, I'll give it an X-Wing counterpart on the other leg. Crests, such as the one above, will come later. :p
  13. TrakNar Chosen One

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    Apr 4, 2011
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    I'm debating on what I want tattooed on my leg. All I know is it would have to be something I can live with for the rest of my life, a design that I draw myself, and the tattoo artist must pass muster with me. Meaning, I need to design something and shop around.
  14. Fate Force Ghost

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    After looking at the others, I'm not even sure this belongs here...

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v348/caliekitty/ja-cover-1.jpg]

    That's the cover for Judging Angels, my in-progress, novel-length fanfic. I obviously didn't draw it, but it did take a fair bit of manipulation to get the way I wanted it, so I think it counts as 'mine'. I was going for minimalist, and didn't want any logos or background images.

    Great thread. I stand in awe of the accomplished artists around here. =D=
  15. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    @Iverna hasn't been around for yonks, but since this thread is still miraculously unlocked, I thought I'd revive it rather than post this in the social thread.

    I've been trying for weeks to make a cover for part I of my fic, and, even though I have all the image components I need and I know enough Photoshop to do it, it's just not working for me. The font is wrong, the colour is wrong, the layout is wrong, it's just all :mad: wrong and UGLY. Could someone with an eye for these things help me out please?
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  16. Gahmah Raan Jedi Master

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    Feb 2, 2015
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    Since Paranormalities is an OC-driven fic, I draw the cover art for every chapter myself.

    Here are a few samples (out of many)

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    I now add the logo to the image when pairing it with the story, and remove it when showing it on it's own, hence the absence of the logo on this image.
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  17. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    Hey Chyntuck, I've done this before. For myslef and other fanficcers.
    This is for the first part of my WIP: http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover Art/TRIDU03.jpg
    one for correllian_ale: http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover Art/CoverAoC.jpg
    and one for bmwgurl: http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover Art/Cover.jpg

    You can find more in the folder: http://s303.photobucket.com/user/wuehlkuschler/library/Cover Art?sort=3&page=1

    If you like what you see, drop me a line. Obviously, I can't draw a lick and rely on putting images together.
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  18. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Jul 31, 2014
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    I am volunteering. I made book covers, wallpapers, website designs and I'm a pro.
    Last edited by Ewok Poet, May 8, 2015
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  19. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    Thanks @MsLanna and @Ewok Poet :) I made some progress this morning (I changed the background image and it looks much less ugly now!) but I could still use some help [face_thinking] [face_nail_biting] I'll PM you over the weekend.
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  20. earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    I make them in excel and add paintings and words and they come out looking like this


    [IMG]
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  21. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Jul 31, 2014
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    Folks, if you want help from a professional, I'm available. I see errors (and I have tips on how to improve things) on nearly everything and I could come up with some basic tips. I could also take this over, since the banner thread never took off and I am currently not running anything (though I will, once my awesome co-runner is done with the OP).

    @Gahmah Raan - if you don't mind, since it's only a single error and your stuff is otherwise perfect. You have done something with kerning on the logo font and it just jumps out.

    There are no major errors on a cover y'all have not seen yet, though. There's a budding designer among us and I won't tell you who it is, I am just going to say that she's an abrasive, fierce extrovert who is never afraid to speak her mind. :D
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  22. Gahmah Raan Jedi Master

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    Feb 2, 2015
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    Don't mind at all. In fact, it gives me something else to think about since I've yet to reformat the logo for Episode III's logo.
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  23. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Jul 31, 2014
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    I assume those things are .PSDs, .AIs, .PNGs or .EPS?

    Also, your drawing style is MIGHTY. :)
    Last edited by Ewok Poet, May 10, 2015
  24. Gahmah Raan Jedi Master

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    Feb 2, 2015
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    These are hand-drawn and edited in Paint Shop Pro.
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