Novel Cover Illustration - Templeman Tale

It's been a while but a bit more progress here on the cover work for the Templeman Tale. Seems I've been doing a lot of book illustrations lately...

The client created a general layout for the logo, shown below.

Working from this I created the final version in Adobe Illustrator. We worked through a few ideas for the colors and settled on a more muted look.

The next step was to decide on the orientation of the text, different iterations shown here:

Ultimately the client wanted the name near the title, and less rigidly aligned with the rest of the text. At the bottom of the cover the words were somewhat clashing with the character's shadow. Final version shown below:

If you want any kind of similar work done for a novel you're planning just leave me an e-mail, I'd be happy to help authors with this kind of work. It's been a great experience collaborating and sharing ideas with the client in order to figure out what works best visually.