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Sugarfree111
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Message edited at 09/07/2013, 13:21:24 PM by Admin
Hello, I am hoping that one of the talented artist here on Dreamstime would consider designing me a royalty free image, to use as a cover for my first book.
I have included the link which should take you directly to a short preview of the first story, in the hope that if anyone is interested in creating a cover, there is an option to read the initial chapters and get a feel of the characters and thread of the details in order to help with the creation.
I am currently using a temporary cover but unfortunately I feel that it doesn't quite draw the attention of the potential reader.

http://www.wattpad.com/story/1451640-eternal-hope


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Sugarfree111
31 posts
Message edited at 09/07/2013, 13:22:47 PM by Admin
Sorry...I have just tried clicking on the above link and for some reason it tells you that the server is not found. However if you copy and paste into say, yahoo or google the link does take you directly to the story.

Thanks x

Edited by Admin: Fixed :)


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BCritchley
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 08:20:08 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin
   Fall forest path   

How about something like this?

Are you working to a deadline?
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Sugarfree111
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 09:48:04 AM by Sugarfree111
Hi, ideally I was looking at something quite simple on a black background. the main features are the very pale blue eyes, and also an eternal knot, which is a very intricate pure cletic knot.
I was toying with the image being black and white, on a black background, but as I say Eternal Hope is the first book in the Eternal saga, and so something that could be carried on and recognised throughout the whole story would be excellent. but also something that is unique and not too twilight/fifty shades! at the moment I just can't decide and stick to one idea, and that was the reason I decided to ask someone who could maybe read the beginning of the book for the first time and come up with a fresh idea.

as for a deadline, I need to submit everything and order a proof copy of the finished book and then ideally have it completely finished by early November.


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Pindiyath100
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Message edited at 09/07/2013, 12:02:23 PM by Pindiyath100
Not sure if this image could help. Just trying... :) BTW it's not yet available on DT
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151637562086733&set=a.10151399741136733.1073741826.513661732&type=1&theater
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Sugarfree111
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 11:59:07 AM by Sugarfree111
P.S. forgot to mention that the image obviously must be ENTIRELY origional because of copyright.


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Igordabari
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 12:18:09 PM by Igordabari
Not quite sure but why not? You might want to consider some of my mist pictures
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Angelaravaioli
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 12:57:57 PM by Angelaravaioli
   Seawall   
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Sugarfree111
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 13:06:25 PM by Sugarfree111
Thank you Ingordabari and Angelaravaioli.
Although this is some wonderful photogaphy it is not quite the image that I had in mind for the cover.


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Wisconsinart
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 14:17:07 PM by Wisconsinart
Do you want a character of the book? A certain type of location? Nature? Town? Rural? Farm?

My first thought from reading the intro is I can have a "man of the cloth" in a Victorian mansion.

But it would be helpful if you can provide fundamental elements.
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Igordabari
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Message posted at 09/07/2013, 15:45:39 PM by Igordabari

Originally posted by Sugarfree111:
Quoted Message: Thank you Ingordabari and Angelaravaioli. Although this is some wonderful photogaphy it is not quite the image that I had in mind for the cover.


That's up to you. Anyway, I wish you to find exactly what you need.

Best of luck!
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Sugarfree111
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Message edited at 09/07/2013, 16:40:25 PM by Sugarfree111
Hello Wisconsinart,

I had decided to try not to use images of specific people for the cover if possable because the story is written with only an outline of the characters physical semblance, so that the reader is able to create their own image of the character.

I have tried to find something very similar to the image that I have had in mind to try and at least give some idea as to one possability, but if anyone has any other suggestions I'm all ears!

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/shannon-delany/13-to-life.htm


      


The image of the eyes is one that I have had in mind from the beginning as it represents Caleb, the second character in the story. Perhaps instead of the girl, an image of Charlottes gravestone could replace it. The significance of the eyes is that Caleb is Charlotte's protector, more importantly this image could carry on throughout the story so that the cover is recognisable, because as the story progresses his eyes change slightly ie. injury, colour...

sorry to ramble on but I am just trying to give as mutch help as I can.


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Sugarfree111
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Message posted at 09/08/2013, 05:38:59 AM by Sugarfree111
hi Pindiyath100,

Sorry, I did try your link but unfortunately it didn't take me to the image. just a server telling me that the page couldn't be found.


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Sugarfree111
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Message posted at 09/08/2013, 05:55:41 AM by Sugarfree111
   Dreamstime generic image   


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Alohachristy
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Message posted at 09/12/2013, 18:54:44 PM by Alohachristy
I have this idea...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201909255283080&set=a.1045460586825.151348.1534951158&type=1&theater

Its not available on dreamstime yet but if you like I can add it :)
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Vic36
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Message posted at 09/14/2013, 02:05:07 AM by Vic36
   Dorsoduro (Venice, Italy)   
   Santa Maria della Visitazione church (Venice)    
 Golden autumn   
I can make these images BW if any good.
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Dgmate
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<10
Message edited at 09/14/2013, 19:16:31 PM by Dgmate
   Blue misty mountain   

   Vines from a tree   

   Sunset boat   

   Fisherman's boat at sunset   

   Sunset   

   Sunset and trees   

Hope these helped. If you choose any of the image and you want it black and white, we can do that
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Taran55
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Message edited at 09/16/2013, 01:50:16 AM by Admin
Edited by admin: if you have images that fit this request upload them and ask for priority review. Don't provide email addresses.


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Dgmate
528 posts
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Message edited at 09/16/2013, 06:54:28 AM by Dgmate
Edited by admin: if you have images that fit this request upload them and ask for priority review. Don't provide email addresses.

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Brocko
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Message edited at 09/16/2013, 04:05:37 AM by Brocko
   Round tree   
   Crow sitting   
   Abstract figures    
 Abstract cloud   


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