IY: Silk Over Razor Blades – Cover Art Concept Sketches

Given last week’s news I’ve umm’d and aaaah’d over giving you these. I’ve decided that whatever way the penny falls, there’s no harm in showing you some of these pictures.

I’ve been going on about this for weeks now, but Dave Johnson has been working double hard working on my cover art (and an additional poster!). When we first met he showed me almost twenty different ideas from the brain-vomit style design brief I gave him and all of them were brilliant.

I narrowed it down to twelve, then two, but I wanted to show you these six sketches as they were clear favourites from those originally thought of.

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Now… I know what the final cover is, but I would very much love to hear what you think of these sketches. Which one(s) do you like? Can you tell me why? Which one would make you pick up a book and say ‘this is something I want to read!’ just from looking at the image?

I know we’re often told not to judge a book by it’s cover but the truth is that we do. We just do. As much as I hate myself for it, I know I do too.

So go on… what speaks to you? What gives you chills? Which cover art you hoping to see on the front of your ebook? 😉 Tell me in the comments.

Oh! And if you’ve not entered my giveaway yet there’s still lots of time. It IS still running and I’m looking forward to giving out prizes as and when the time comes.

By Ricardo Liberato ([1]) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons - SORB Giveaway button

Original Image Credit: Jim Trodel (Wiki Commons)

Later my lovely people! Have a good week!

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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