We All Love Pictures!
Sometimes, the perfect cover for your book requires an illustration. Thanks to Harry Potter, illustrated book cover design for middle grade/YA adventure and fantasy novels is still hugely popular. Which makes sense, because where can you find stock photography of a three-headed dragon or an 800-year-old pirate ship, right ?
But, Doesn’t it Cost a Lot?
It makes sense, that the best way to sell exciting books is to show how exciting they really are, by depicting the characters and/or events in the story. Most people, however, assume that a high quality illustration will break the budget. Not so, we say! Book Creatives can help you get a bestseller quality illustration for a very reasonable price. Digital illustrations look great and save you money because they are easy to manipulate until they are perfect. If you think that an illustrated book cover design may be right for your book, don’t hesitate to ask for a quote.
Look How Simple it is to Get the Perfect Illustration!
We wanted to give you a glimpse into the process of creating an illustrated book cover design, so you will know what to expect if you decide to go that route. This is from a recent design that we did for The Island at the End of the World by Craig McLay. The author gave the illustrator some high-action scenes from the book, and you can see how the illustrator responded with some quick sketches in rounds 1 and 2. The author chose a combination of the two scenes in round 1, as you’ll notice in round 3. You can see the 2-headed kraken take shape, the characters gain detail, the colors deepen and finally the title added.