Thursday, July 01, 2010
Sam, you made the cover too white
Yes, yes, the book is by yours truly, in a new version published by Warbrooke Publishers Ltd., but when the cover proof was sent to me, it looked more like a basement job than a professional rendering. Too much white, and sort of woodcut black for the picture.
Difficult for a guy with not too much graphic sense.
Well, an editor did tell me once, that difficulties create art.
Never mind that, I said to my techie, who, besides being computer whiz, knows something about page art.
"You need colour, Ivan. Colour. Either put a box around your illustration, in colour or even add a bit of colour to the woman's hair...Need colour. Anywhere.
Well, thank God I didn't let the book go with a cover like that.
Gotta do some thinking. And drinking. And even seeking advice.
How about it, all you graphic artists out there. Any ideas?