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Monday, September 3, 2012

Concept to Cover: Background

First read Greg's blog on reference, it is great!

This section is simple for me, I knew I wanted the cover to focus on the characters.  So I made sure they were main stage, the awakening only happens when the two moons of Grimaton "look as one" so I knew it was important for me to have the two moons shown, but Ed Greenwood also reminded me that if the cover is a night shot the colors tend to darken a bit and it may look too dark overall.

I also knew I needed room at the top and bottom for the names of the writers and the title of the book so we had to have art that would not be impeded of slightly covered up, also I knew the setting of this picture was woods/plains so I gave that to Greg and he took it over from there.