I had a day off work today (lucky me) and decided to try and make an icon for ‘The White Dagger of Albathon’ (TWDOA). I’m not an artist but I am capable of rudimentary work in various drawing apps and I know my way around photoshop pretty well.
So I set to work trying to produce something striking, yet elegant and perhaps something that could become a recognisable icon for my creative writing, and TWDOA in particular.
I’ve spent all morning and quite a bit of last night for that matter, just tinkering, messing up and tinkering some more before finally coming up with something that I feel is on the right lines. So here it is, this is potentially the ‘icon’ I will be using for my novel. I hope you like it and would love to know if it strikes a chord with you too? Please let me know what you think… 🙂
There’s a lot of symbology in the graphic which I guess can only make absolute sense once you have read the book. Hopefully the forms do speak to you though? Everything in the artwork has a significance.
Fonts and colours can be easily changed but there are millions of possibilities that can be quite overwhelming…
How about black?
This last one may be the most relevant to the book, I can’t stop tinkering now! The circular icon needs reducing in size a little, as it’s too near the edges of the cover, but other than that I think I’m on to something. 🙂
As you can imagine I could spend years deciding on fonts and colours! Hope you like it?
… You know what? I prefered the black and white for the symbology of night and day/good and evil.
That’s it for now…