Book Cover Art Chapter 7: UNMOVING Tutorial Finale

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | No Comments

The end is near. We’ve entered the closing chapter of our REUTS Book Cover Art Series, and hope you’ve had fun along the way! We started the series with an idea, something abstract and intangible. After playing around with the idea, and different forms of representation, the final cover was revealed. And if you’re interested […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 6: UNMOVING tutorial continued

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | No Comments

If you’re just now joining us on this cover designing adventure, I’d suggest picking up from Chapter 5, where we begin the tutorial, or Chapter 1, to see how far we’ve come. Last week we ended off with a good starting base of a color-adjusted and textured bench: And again, the basic design elements The […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 5: Cover Reveal & Tutorial

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | 3 Comments

The time has come. The cover reveal for REUTS Senior Editor, Kisa Whipkey’s WIP, Unmoving. If you’ve followed along from Chapter 1, it has been a long five weeks as we figure out a starting point, mock and then mock-up some more, to the point where we’re finally able to debut the final cover 😀 . […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 4: More Mocking

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Design Advice, Series | 8 Comments

This week’s post in the Book Cover Art series is exciting for me as a designer, because I’m able to show you in a side-by-side view how we use feedback to incorporate and transform the design. As promised, I’m going to recap Kisa’s thoughts on the original cover mock-ups from Chapter 3, and then give […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 3: Mocking up the Mock-Ups

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Authors, Books, Design Advice, Series | 10 Comments

I’m going to preface this week’s blog post in the Book Cover Art Series by saying the inspiration fairy is an interesting critter who sometimes decides to hide away at the most inopportune times. In the case of this week’s post, I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to get it done in time. With […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 2: Info Dump to Brainstroming

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Books, Design Advice, REUTS, Series | One Comment

And we’re back, for another installment of the REUTS Book Cover Art Series. Following Chapter 1: Groundwork‘s success, we’re moving into more of the meat of Book Cover Art design– and by meat we’re referring to charcuterie board type appetizer, because this definitely isn’t the main course! If you’re following the steps I denoted in Chapter […]

Book Cover Art Chapter 1: Groundwork

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Books, Design Advice, REUTS, Series | 5 Comments

After the overwhelming success of Kisa’s (@KisaWhipkey) Sub-Genre Series, I’ll be stepping in next to do the first Book Cover Art Series. Cover Art is quite a beast to take on, so expect this to be the first chapter (of many) breaking down the process– start-to-finish– in creating a print-ready book cover design. And I’ll […]

Cover Design on a Budget

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Design Advice | One Comment

Where to begin when it comes to book cover design? To start, it’s best that you’ve read the book and truly understand what the author is trying to convey through their story. Or, if you’re unable to read through from cover to cover, asking the author what their vision is can be a great starting […]