This is a fantasy book. It takes place in Al d'Rien, a world where magic rules. It is more middle earth / Middle Ages. There are only swords, daggers and bow and arrows. There are no guns and no modern technology.
I do plan on writing another book and would want to work with the artist again. I need someone who is easy to work with and will do a professional job. This is the first book in hopefully a soon to be trilogy.
I like the water color like effect. I do not want photography, illustrations only please.
I don't want anything too elaborate, simple is better.
I do have a preference for color choice. I am looking for something a bit darker,( I.e. blues, grays, forest greens ) but I'm willing to compromise.
What I am thinking for the cover is a full moon in the top left corner with the title Al d'Rien next to it. Al d'Rien should be in silver text ( I want the text clean and sharp, think similar to the look of a sword ) also willing to compromise on the placement of the moon depending on what the designer thinks is best. Under the title I would like it to say Book One: The Power of Old Trilogy
In the lower right hand corner or at the bottom I want the author's name Sarah Beste also in silver.
In the middle but slightly more to the right I want a silhouetted figure of a girl (think late teens early twenty's for age) She is the main character Alana my description of her would be that she is slender, pretty, curly hair. She would be wearing a dress. And maybe a cloak. I would probably want to see designs with her wearing a cloak and with her without the cloak and just a dress as well.
Behind her I would prefer a forest or mountains (some type of nature scene) or the silhouette of a crumbling city, but I am willing to compromise if the designer thinks something would be better. It would have to be some sort of landscape.
For the spine I want the same text with the title Al d'Rien as well as Book One: The Power of Old Trilogy and the author's name Sarah Beste
As for the back cover I want the landscape to continue from the front cover all the way to the back (i.e. sky, trees, city etc.) in the bottom left corner of the back cover I want a silhouetted castle. It should look ominous. Not too big or too small. Also I want it to look like its a bit further away/ in the distance. I will still need room for my description as well as an ISBN number.
All art must be original. No clip art and no stock. When looking at the cover I want it to draw a reader in and make them curious about the book.
The cover art is for ebook and paperback. I will need the front back and spin.