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How Ssm2r started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
Spectrum Novel Series
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
This six-part novel series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with young adulthood, to forbidden romance, the "Spectrum" series is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the "Divergent" and "Hunger Games" generation. See: theotaku.com/worlds/SecondEarth > Spectrum Novel Series.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I need cover art so I may print publish (on CreateSpace, via Amazon) the first installment of my young-adult military dystopian sci-fi/fantasy novel series, "Spectrum." I already have a large anticipatory fan base for this series, which means your cover art will see some serious distribution! You can get a sense of the countenances of my two main characters in the attached. Scarlet has red hair, green eyes and wears a red robe. Cease is military (white uniform, like the navy), has grey eyes and very dark brown / blackish hair. However, I do not necessarily want *entire* faces portrayed in the cover art (gotta leave something up to the readers' imaginations!) Perhaps some sort of fusion of partial character faces/profiles with swirls of color that give a sense of the concept of "fire v. ice" or "spectrum / spectral web", as in the attached. Just an idea, though! Feel free to be creative and let your imaginations run away.
My novels are not anime, cartoon or comics, so please nothing in that style. :) I am looking for something fantastical yet still more realistic than a comic, cartoon or anime. Thank you!