Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Ali'i Warrior- New Book Cover

I recently finished a book cover for author Jon Shute, who is self publishing his new book "The Ali'i Warrior. Kudos to him for his hard work in getting his book out (he's almost there), I'm sure it's been a lot of work and a lot of money. A second Kudos (and a thank you) to him for wanting to get a proper illustration for the book cover, as opposed to finding some clip art or filling the cover with REALLY BIG TYPE. There was a lot of mental energy into deciding what would go on the cover- whether to pick a specific scene, a collage of images, or something symbolic. The end result is sort of a scene from the book (though not quite) with a lot of important symbols from the book. Enough with the talk, though, here's the cover (sans the type):


I consciously tried to add more color than I am usually wont to do. It's strange that sometimes I try to do so and I end up muting them too much all the same.

12 comments:

AdornmentsbyMilani.com said...

Hey Michael, thanks for commenting on my etsy thread. I'm sure you will do very well on etsy. Take care:)

Rosebud Collection said...

What a great job..Just love the colors and the sky is just beautiful.

The Stumbly Diva said...

Amazing! The clouds are so overwhelming. It's one of those illustrations that a child will always remember!

Jennifer said...

Wow..your art is wonderful.Looking forward to seeing more!

Wildwood Girls said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Love the quality...makes me want to read the book!!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

It is a great cover.

ppdesigns said...

this looks amazing! great work!

Mosaico said...

Lovely work. Knowing when to stop if part of the process I think.
Gina

XUE said...

fantastic cover! I can see a dragon in the clouds!

RAL said...

WOW! that is an incredible painting.I really like it. and I've read the book, and it RULES!

paper-muncher said...

Fantastic! This does just what a book cover is supposed to---gets me full of exciting questions and sugary interest in the book. The colors are splendid and the faces, etc. in the clouds are delightful! Thanks for making such a great picture!

TtT93 said...

Jon Shutr u have a very good book... it is one of my favourite luv it very mujj :D