Re: 🎵 A Song of Setting my Cover on Fire 🎵

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Asviloka Wrote: My only critique would be the lack of contrast between the sword and the flames. It's hard to tell exactly what it is in thumbnail.
I'd either suggest making the blade brighter or darker, or at least a different hue/saturation, to contrast the fire.
thank you very much for that suggestion, i shall try!
although today krita options almost made me cry xD
i think i'll make it brighter, i understand what you meant
though it's not entirely an editing accident:


Quote:
Hero's Song
Chapter 45 - The Demon Lord
Verse 10

"He summoned all the fire he had into a single blade
the demon lord looked on in awe at what the hero made
it glowed so brightly one could not discern its form or length
but it was clear as day that it possessed unbridled strength"

peohello

MalevolenceMau Wrote: Looks fancy, a flame atop a river. New song idea?

That does indeed sound like an awesome theme for a new song
maybe i'll make use of that aesthetic before long!
DrakanWine

Re: 🎵 A Song of Setting my Cover on Fire 🎵

#5

eric_river Wrote: although today krita options almost made me cry xD
i think i'll make it brighter, i understand what you meant
though it's not entirely an editing accident:
Something important to learn about cover design is that factual accuracy to the story comes second to clickableness. A sword on fire in more clickable the more dramatic it looks - which is also why a sword on fire against black is already a big step up from the black outline on white you had before.


If critique is unwelcome, no problem, I'll move along. I certainly wouldn't want to make anyone cry. My advice is meant only to help, and if you're satisfied with the cover the way it is, it's still a big improvement on the old version.

Best wishes with your story! peoapproval

Re: 🎵 A Song of Setting my Cover on Fire 🎵

#6

Asviloka Wrote:
eric_river Wrote: although today krita options almost made me cry xD
i think i'll make it brighter, i understand what you meant
though it's not entirely an editing accident:
Something important to learn about cover design is that factual accuracy to the story comes second to clickableness. A sword on fire in more clickable the more dramatic it looks - which is also why a sword on fire against black is already a big step up from the black outline on white you had before.


If critique is unwelcome, no problem, I'll move along. I certainly wouldn't want to make anyone cry. My advice is meant only to help, and if you're satisfied with the cover the way it is, it's still a big improvement on the old version.

Best wishes with your story! peoapproval


on the contrary, i need all the help i can get
there's a LOT i don't know about marketing just yet
i'm glad this is better than the one i had before!
hopefully the next one steps it up a little more
peolove
(it's just kind of funny that the effect that i planned
backfired and just made it slightly hard to understand)
xD