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Opinion time by SteveLeCouilliard Opinion time by SteveLeCouilliard
Hey, what do you guys think of this cover idea? I was going for kind of a zany Andre Franquin or Lewis Trondheim kind of thing. Or something like those old Frank Frazetta movie posters like for "What's New Pussycat". Does it lead your eye around the image? is it too busy? I'm conscious that this book will be most people's introduction to the series, so I want to give a sense of what it is. I also want to feature Marion prominently, because pretty girls get attention. *EDIT* Here's a color sketch that makes the whole thing more readable: [link]
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rem-dog Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I like it, but it really has more of a splash page feel to me than a cover. I get the idea, I did the same thing for my third issue cover. [link] I'm still not sure it works.

Not to discourage you at all, but you may need to tweak it a little. Perhaps make it a bit off center, and Marion more prominent on the page? I dunno...
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rem-dog Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I meant to suggest the center of action (Marion and Much) should be off center.
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
The term "busy" has been brought up, but I feel it's easily readable without being cluttered. All the ideas are presented without feeling lost. And the eye can move around while definitely being drawn back to the main image of Marion being chased. You might end up going with another try at the cover, but great layout regardless.
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Hellpug Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student General Artist
For me, the idea that it is a chase gets lost because that corner is cut off thus cutting off a connection with the pursuers. It looks like the people chasing them are going off somewhere else and not really looking for them. The eye can't get lead around because the line for it to follow stops, plus its hard to tell where its supposed to start really. I didn't realize it was a chase until I read the comments to be honest. That's the best way I can word it.
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SteveLeCouilliard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Well, Much is chasing Marion in the foreground and the other characters are chasing each other in the background. It's more confusing than it needs to be.
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Hellpug Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
oh ok. Yeah its a little busy, I'm not sure many people would catch on to that.
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Lelpel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love it! would be really cool if it had a slight Esher feeling to it - ^_^
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SteveLeCouilliard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Yeah, that did cross my mind. Might be even more confusing though.
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Lelpel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
true :)
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flyingsquiggle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if the characters are in black line with bright colors, and the background is gray/dark gray or some such combo, it'll work fine. besides, bouncing breasts get attention.
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