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Book Cover: The Pink Princess

My journey to designing my own book covers begins with this first attempt at creating a contemporary or chick lit book cover. To be quite honest I believe this comes out more as a book cover for a young teen or childrens book. Either way, I decided to call it, 'The Pink Princess'.

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How about a flash snippet of fiction?


Why pink was Alania's favorite color no one could quite say. Nor could one tell you when exactly she started to wear only pink. What could be said is that the young girl wore it on everything no matter the occasion. The village gossipers even whispered that she wore pink to her aunt's funeral! 

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What a peculiar girl right? Or rather, she's absolutely intriguing. I'll add her character to my notebook for future stories. At any rate, I started out with the theme of pink and similar colors. I also came up with this book cover as the first concept design.

The font for the title was perfect. However, I also noted that the text didn't quite pop out. Something else that has to happen to catch a reader's eye is being able to read the title at a thumbnail size. This wasn't happening with those flat colors.
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This is my second attempt at the book cover. I decided to give the pictures more of a pastel watercolor splash to soften it up. I also switched out the script font for the author name for a font that gave a more 'magical' appeal. At thumbnail size the text is nicely readable.

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Which book cover did you think was best? For a first try I think I didn't do too bad but I certainly have a long way to go. I don't mind it at all. The challenge to create my own book covers is thrilling. I'll keep practicing and give it my best shot.

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Update: 3/29/2017

I went ahead and tweaked the cover yet again. This time I fixed the title and took away the bottom illustration. I think the new version is better fitting right? Somehow it works out quite nicely all around.

Copyright © 2017 Wendy May.

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