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Sep242011

Bhel Sea - cover design

Cover illustration is finished! Having input on the end product, and having commissioned it personally, just makes having the final product that much more enjoyable.

 

 

As mentioned in a previous post, the illustration is by the talented Kentaro Kanamoto who is next working on B&W inserts for the novel, most likely five illustrations covering various scenes, landscapes and characters of the book.

For this design, I asked for the central motif of a wreck, cliffs and black-pebbled beach overlooked by a keep. I gave him relevant sections of the manuscript to draw ideas from, but left it as much as possible in his hands. I wanted something evocative of the vision in my head, but not ruled by it (assuming it were even possible to brain-dump my ill-formed mental images).

The image you see will be the full spread of the print novel. The ebook will be the wreck and keep half of the painting only. Titles and blurb of course to come.

 

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Reader Comments (1)

That's gorgeous, Ben. I'm glad I got to read the words that inspired it.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

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