Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Through the Flames- An Quick Glance

I have some pretty good news for everyone, especially myself.

To put it simply, I've convinced a good friend of mine to do the cover art for the first book of the Sword of Kirakath, Through the Flames.

And she's already done.

I'll get the original copy of it tomorrow, and I'll scan it to my computer. It's done using charcoals only, and it looks very good. She blew me away with the low quality picture (via camera phone) she sent to me. I saved it to my computer, rotated it, cropped it, and added text to it, so I have a low quality story cover already.

Here it is:

I look forward to comparing it to the scan. I'll probably do it just like I did the one above this, though it's entirely possible that I'll move the title around a bit more. It really just depends on how it actually looks.

The truly funny thing about the picture is that it is very close to how I picture Caleb of Kirakath or his forefather.

On another note, I wanted to use the same font that I use on here for my blog title, but alas... it was for not. The font that I use for my blog title appears to exist nowhere else. It isn't in word, and it isn't on the website that I use to add text to pictures.

Anyways, I'll post again tomorrow. Thanks for reading.


Jeff said...

Hello Ryne -

Just wanted to drop a quick note to tell you I liked the cover for your book. The artist did an awesome job!

I actually hired the same artist that did Eric's cover for Door to Canellin. We already have a rough design in mind. Can't wait to see the preliminary sketch.

Also had a different artist sketch a possible cover for my first book, in case I want to change it. Presently on my website,, if you wanted to take a quick look.

Have a nice night!


Ryne said...

Thanks. I'll let her know that people are already showing interest in her work.

It was kind of funny. I asked her to do some cover art for me for my birthday since that would still have me receiving it before I finished writing and editing the story. There's also the fact that I'm in college and can't afford to hire an artist to do my cover to take into consideration.

She did it in a single day, and the only reason I didn't get it the same day is because she left the spray that will keep the charcoal from rubbing off/fading away at home. I'll probably try to get her to do the rest of my covers too.

Oh, and I offered her three suggestions for the cover art. What you see is none of those suggestions. She took it in her own direction, though one of the suggestions did involve a shrouded figure and another did involve a sword. Artists are great like that.

Anyways, I was actually aware that you had contacted that artist. I've looked at his deviant page and his actual website. He's very good, and I can't wait to see what he makes for you.

And yeah, I checked out your website. I was just there earlier today anyways. I visit your page and Eric's quite frequently.

The sketch is pretty good. I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of it.

Thanks for commenting.

cmcwiki said...

Very nice picture, the first step to making people like your story is to make a good first impression, and nothing makes a better first impression than awesome coverart

Ryne said...

Thanks. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone already noticed the links on my page on ffn.

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