DARTH VADER and the Lost Command
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Road to Kings layout and the mistakes that came with it
This is the layout for the second cover. I made the worst mistakes you can make when designing a cover.
The 1st. I fell in love with the composition (at the time I did it. you could call it infatuation, it goes away later)
The 2nd. I didn't take the copy into account, so the composition would not work as the cover because there would be no room for the title of the book.
Which brings us back to mistake number 1. I should have re-visualised and redrew the idea, fixing the composition with a new idea based on the space I had. Instead, because I was infatuated with my first comp, I tried to save it...which I guess would be mistake number 3.