11/09/07: “The Last Patriarch” is now on sale at http://stores.lulu.com/mikhailpschalk -If you want to read more about the project you can check out my production blog here: http://patriarchproduction.blogspot.com
Here is the finished cover and corresponding back-cover. Comments are always welcome, although obviously the book is already in print. The second image on the back of the book is also going to be a shot in the movie however so I’ll be glad to receive as much feedback as possible (And admittedly I kind of rushed it but I think it serves its purposes for a decent back for the book.)
Hi, I’m working on the cover for my nearly finished book, THE LAST PATRIARCH which I’ll be self-publishing within the next couple weeks (You may have heard of it before. If not feel free to visit my production blog: http://patriarchproduction.blogspot.com) , and wanted to get some feedback on my idea.
These are some initial mock-ups I’ve put together just to get started, but you can see the general concept I’m aiming for.
The lighting on the title is going to be difficult and I’m not sure how to properly light the staff yet without compromising the lighting on the wall, also I want to try to get some sort of haloish effect from the staff and obviously the heiroglyphs on the wall are just a stand-in for now. I’ll replace them with symbols thematic to the book probably using sculpt mode instead of an image texture to improve the quality. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the top and bottom of the image, maybe just my name at the top and the publisher at the bottom? I think I’ll also add some fog to give it some depth and darkness to help with the lighting.
For the staff itself I’ll be adding some cloth bindings to it and I considered having a skeleton’s hand holding it, but I might just leave it without anything holding it. Does anyone have a preference?
Let me know what you think. All comments are welcome and greatly appreciated.