kynandecoster got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Epic cover needed for science-fiction novel about monsters
Check out kynandecoster's Book cover contest…
Nightfall (in English) / Avondval (in Dutch)
I am a Belgian writer, in my early 20's. I live in Antwerp and I spend my time dreaming about my stories and trying to get it done in the most perfect way possible. I need your help by giving me the best cover possible for this story.
English: The year is 3451, humanity encounters another lifeform. We call them Elementals. They have the ability to transform into monsters. For 250 years, humanity has lived alongside them in peace until the colony planet Continal is attacked. The UE, United Earth, declares war upon them. The Hierarch Ayvrir leads his people in a desperate war for survival. The Vanguard, genetically engineered super soldiers, are called in to aid the destruction of the Elemental peoples. Their clash leads to the discovery of a sinister plan from the God of Darkness, Aghior, to begin an event called Nightfall. Dutch: Het jaar is 3451, de mensheid ontmoet een andere levensvorm. We noemen ze Elementalen. Ze hebben de kracht om in monsters te veranderen. 250 jaar lang heeft de mensheid in vrede naast hen geleefd totdat de kolonieplaneet Continal wordt aangevallen. De VA, Verenigd Aarde, verklaart hen de oorlog. De hiërarch Ayvrir leidt zijn volk in een wanhopige oorlog om te overleven. De Voorhoede, genetisch gemanipuleerde supersoldaten, worden ingeschakeld om te helpen met de vernietiging van de Elementale volkeren. Hun strijd leidt tot de ontdekking van een sinister plan van de God van de Duisternis, Aghior, om een evenement genaamd Avondval te beginnen.
Anyone from young adults to middle aged people.
Book cover type
https://www.wattpad.com/story/256071309-nightfall The cover I already have for this novel I made myself. Obviously, it uses images from popular media and amateuristic editing at best. The only thing I really like about it, is the title. The Title I would like to be 3D and have a blue glow. This ties into the story. The Font can be futuristic, but not too lavish. Some general ideas for you to use: This novel is about the destruction of an alien planet by us humans. We bombarded its cities from orbit using large missiles until there was nothing left. Think Rogue One: A Star Wars Story like explosions. The Elemental homeworld is called Aion. A lot of the story takes place in a single valley surrounded by mountains. When Elementals transform to their monster form, they shine very brightly. There is a scene when 3 of them do this while jumping of a cliff into a sandstorm. The two main characters are: - Ayvrir, an Elemental Hierarch. He has very bright blue eyes. His monster design is inspired by Lagiacrus from Monster Hunter (also in the current cover) and crocodiles. (He does not swim however, imagine him more as a land crocodile) Hierarch wear silver and gold armor, their monster forms as well. - Captain Branco of the Vanguard. Vanguard soldiers are inspired by the spartans from the halo games and the armor from the crysis games. They wear futuristic armor from head to toe. They work in squads of 4-5. I would really like to have a Vanguard facing off a Hierarch in monster form on the cover, that would be gold.
What to avoid
Simplistic design, I'm not looking for that.
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This designer took his time to draw the cover himself. Every days he gave an update, to which I gave my feedback. He did everything I asked and gave me the perfect cover. Great designer.
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