Which cover would you be more inclined to click on?

#1
Hey!

After receiving some feedback on my original cover, I've made some changes. (I should note, the feedback I received was mostly good, but the critical feedback made a ton of sense given how small the covers are on the site).

So, the original cover was: https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.discordapp.com%2Fattachments%2F7...stborn.png
I love this cover! But the artwork is often blurred away when scrolling through the front page, and a few people said it gave off a more horror-y vibe. So, feel free to give your feedback there.

The NEW cover is: https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.discordapp.com%2Fattachments%2F7..._copy1.png
It is still rough around the edges (such as the smoke not quite blending in with the character perfectly), so don't mind those things but I felt this one felt more genre appropriate (high fantasy).

Which would you be more inclined to click on? ALSO, disregarding clicks, which one do you like better?

Thanks! :) 

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#3

Verlin Wrote: The first one, the first tells me (just from cover) that it is a story of exploration and wonder, perhaps coming of age.
The second one speaks to me of a more common type of fantasy, one which I hath read too much of and find myself averse to at this moment.

Haven't read your books so can't truly say if my conclusions are correct, but this is my take on the covers
Thanks so much! I appreciate the insight.

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#4
I like the first one more as art, though the text is a bit blurred. There is some kind of fog over it and the lettering can be very thin in places, which makes it hard to read.
The second one is more thematically classical high fantasy, so if that's the crowd you want to attract it should work better.
I would put the model in the centre or more in frame if possible, though. She's too cut off, which makes her appear small. If I saw that on a thumbnail I wouldn't register it as a person immediately. The author's name is barely visible as well. I would try a bolder font, maybe in white, with some kind of emboss and drop shadow.

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#5

Briizy Wrote: Hey!

After receiving some feedback on my original cover, I've made some changes. (I should note, the feedback I received was mostly good, but the critical feedback made a ton of sense given how small the covers are on the site).

So, the original cover was: https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.discordapp.com%2Fattachments%2F7...stborn.png
I love this cover! But the artwork is often blurred away when scrolling through the front page, and a few people said it gave off a more horror-y vibe. So, feel free to give your feedback there.

The NEW cover is: https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.discordapp.com%2Fattachments%2F7..._copy1.png
It is still rough around the edges (such as the smoke not quite blending in with the character perfectly), so don't mind those things but I felt this one felt more genre appropriate (high fantasy).

Which would you be more inclined to click on? ALSO, disregarding clicks, which one do you like better?

Thanks! :)
The first cover has a lot more personality than the second. It has wonderous colors and contrast that make the story seem inviting for readers, and I sorry to say this, but the second color looks run-of-mill and not very appealing. So I can say I like the original cover more.

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#9
The first feels very 'fantasy' while the second feels 'dark, broken'. Without knowing the details of your story, I can't say which would fit it better. From a personal preference, I'd click on the first. 

From an aesthetic perspective, the second could use some work. The creature thing in the background doesn't feel fully integrated with the rest of the cover and seems a bit pasted on, and being positioned in competition with the text doesn't help. It took me several tries to even puzzle out what it was.

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#10
Both are really cool! I'm partial to the first one myself. The colors and art are beautiful! I think the issue with the text could be remedied by making it bigger and maybe choosing a different font for it to look clearer in a smaller thumbnail.

That being said, if you're happy with the second one (which certainly has all of the requirements - clear text and cool art), then you should choose the one you're most happy with!

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#13
The first cover.

The second one reminds me of all the self-published fantasy covers I run into while searching for a book. Except very gray. They have no personality and all look the same. Another cover with a woman in a hood. I would probably look right over it and move on to another book that might look promising. 

The first one is just attractive because of the look of contrasting color and detailed boarder. I can't say that I get a horror vibe from the first. However, it does need a little work. The letters look as if it's been position behind the fog making it look washed out. I don't know if that can be corrected, but is should be positioned above it. Other than that, the boarder. That might be where the horror vibe comes from. However, that seems a little better than generic dragon and woman in a hood.

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#18

Briizy Wrote: Hey! I think your art will be more appropriate for the story if the human 's physical body is in underages if you can make the cover fit to the title . Though they are both too average If you want me to be blunt outright average even below average If I give a score it will be like this 1.5.5/10
2.4.8/10
These are the current scores according to my opinion don't get offended if you though I am sorry sorry sorry ok thanks great time!

After receiving some feedback on my original cover, I've made some changes. (I should note, the feedback I received was mostly good, but the critical feedback made a ton of sense given how small the covers are on the site).

So, the original cover was: https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.discordapp.com%2Fattachments%2F7...stborn.png
I love this cover! But the artwork is often blurred away when scrolling through the front page, and a few people said it gave off a more horror-y vibe. So, feel free to give your feedback there.

The NEW cover is: https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.discordapp.com%2Fattachments%2F7..._copy1.png
It is still rough around the edges (such as the smoke not quite blending in with the character perfectly), so don't mind those things but I felt this one felt more genre appropriate (high fantasy).

Which would you be more inclined to click on? ALSO, disregarding clicks, which one do you like better?

Thanks! :)

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#20

Crusixblade Wrote: First one. It's less generic (in sense of being like many covers I've seen) and has a certain style to it. More eye catching contrast too.
Thanks a ton! 



Seal Wrote:
Briizy Wrote: Hey! I think your art will be more appropriate for the story if the human 's physical body is in underages if you can make the cover fit to the title . Though they are both too average If you want me to be blunt outright average even below average If I give a score it will be like this 1.5.5/10
2.4.8/10
These are the current scores according to my opinion don't get offended if you though I am sorry sorry sorry ok thanks great time!
I appreciate the feedback, if I'm understanding it correctly!! :) What do you think of the newer version that I made? Posting it below so you can take a looksie. 

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