SF book design

Discussion in 'Renders and Illustrations' started by lizzienewell, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    I'm not sure if I should post under Science fiction on under illustration. I'm an author illustrator (and publisher) . I write science fiction books and also do the book design and illustrations. My card modeling experience comes in handy. A paperback book is basically a card model, same paper, same glue. I'm pretty sure the stuff on the spine is PVA.
    Here's the cover flat for my second book, and also a proof of the book on my workbench with cardmodeling tools. I designed this using Coreldraw, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, PhotoShop, and inDesign. I've found I can mockup books by using cardmodel techniques. I print the cover out on two sheets of photo paper then cut, glue, and score. I've been unable to find photo paper in legal size so I print on letter size then cut and glue. I attach the cover to an appropriately sized book using poster putty. It takes me about a year to do a cover illustration, but I'm also writing, editing, attending cons, marketing, and doing interior book design.

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  2. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

  3. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I guess my second P.M. to you wasn't necessary. It's great to see such a long time member such as yourself back again. As I stated in the P.M., and will state here, you are quite an accomplished model designer and maker. We welcome you back and look forward to your works! :)

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