Annnnd we’re back! This time with PWF, which in my opinion is rather underrated? Definitely not the best book in the series, but I like it better than the other middle books. YEAH, GET READY FOR UNPOPULAR OPINIONS. Also, apparently almost every country universally decided the main character gets to appear, so this time there’s lot of Val! Yay!
Anyway, this list has some weird mixups. Let’s go.
In my opinion? The best Skulduggery Pleasant cover, ever. It’s beautifully drawn, the compositions great, the PERSONALITY!! the font is not the greatest (that blue is… out of nowhere) but good god I will forgive for that BEAUTIFUL val. this is the only official art i’ve ever seen that actually looks like a pretty teenage girl, so, props. I also love the hand tucked into her jacket. “yeah, im shooting fire, but it’s not a big deal.”
also, indonesian artist learned to draw skeletons!! it is kinda weird to see him standing far back not doing anything, but it works better here than other places…
This and #3 are really close, but this is probably one of my favorites of the original hardcovers. I like the lemon/lime color scheme, and the composition is great - maybe the best of all of them. The hands popping up out of the frame really work, and the splatter effects actually look good here! Yay! I … kinda suspect someone else did the composition here, lol. Not sure how I feel about the bats, but. Eh.
im sorry about the sticker/website, this is the biggest I could find :,(
ANYWAY! DAMN! Once again, love the framing, and especially love the hand creeping out! The chains are great, the fiery background is great … also the grotesquery is creepy as fuck, much scary then any of the art Percival’s done of it. thoo…. why put the villain on the front cover, is my question?
It’s okay. Playing wirth fire, so… Skulduggery plays with fire. Composition is good, colors are good. Not much to say.
Yay, Val!! And Skul lurking protectively in the background. This one mostly comes down to me not liking the art style much. Also val’s weird very ooc (and age inappropriate??) top. Aight.
You know how I said the Indonesian/Bulgarian covers with Skul standing back worked? Yeah, this is an example of one that.. doesn’t. Seriously, there are vampires coming at them and Skulduggery is … actually, I’m not sure what Skulduggery is doing. What is he looking at? … SKULDUGGERY, SHE’S 13.
Speaking of that background, it’s awful. I can’t believe we’re only about halfway down the list and it’s already this dismal. Oy vey.
This is a cute Val, though. Yay. Why does Val never age in Percival’s covers? Questions, questions.
this is hilariously awful to me in the way the czech cover of book 1 is. it’s just so HIDEOUS, I LOVE IT. i bought a copy of this in powell’s and it’s my ugly baby
people do not run like this. I mean, for one, they do not hover off the ground like this, but the arms should be opposite the legs (so right leg forward, right arm back). Both of them are wearing brown, for some reason? Val’s coat is super short? i don’t know, man. I don’t know.
It’s a massive improvement over the last cover, though it’s still a mess. Their photoshopping is a bit more coherent, at least. Look at val’s emo bangs. And I’m sure she’s very proud to be 2 inches taller than Skulduggery.
Also, the bats return. Were there bats in this book??
I’m impressed that they did worse.
it’s like Skulduggery cosplaying billy-ray sanguine, I don’t even KNOW.
Exec #1: “well, the skeleton cover really didn’t work here… We think it might have been too scary. What should we do for this reboot?”
Exec #2: “what’s the title?”
exec #1: “Playing with Fire.”
Exec #2: “Hand. Fire. DONE, BOOM”
at least they TRIED with the first one by making a scepter. ths is just… utter laziness.
“Vampires are just part of the problem!” what was wrong with don’t try this at home?? IT MAKES EVEN MORE SENSE HERE. it’s the only one of these covers with a tagline, too. lord.
eYO *slaps all your asses* nice. we are gathered here today in holy fUCK I HIT 1.5k. im sorry this really sucks, im not on my computer and i have no textures, or good fonts. I may be an asshole to half of you but i love you all to death, thank you for putting up with my shit and not leaving me and comforting me, and letting me be gross and gay on your wall every night at 5 AM. alright here we go
Bold are faves
if you aren’t on here don’t worry my next ff is my 1 year adversary which everyone i follow will be on :)
Oh hey look I made another skelefont… Haha wow I’m a fucKING NERD. But yeah this is Curely, and no I didn’t misspell her name, her name is literally pronounced like Cure-Lee.
She’s based off both the font Curely and this song. I was listening to the song on repeat while I designed her and it probably gives you a good idea of what her personality is like. I like to think of it as her theme.
Since she reached the surface she really wants to be a pop star? That’s all I’ve got so far… That and she’s sickly sweet and pink and etc.
good morning, mr. henderson! did you see this memo ms. gottwin put out? i LOVE this font she uses. im going to have to ask her what it is. gosh, she really knows how to brighten up mondays, huh?
vice principal henderson:
vice principal henderson:
abel honestly shut the absolute fuck up
alright, so, when i was around 6 or 7, my mom wanted a tattoo for cancer awareness. around the same time she was thinking i was some time of child prodigy with my art skills, even though i was godawful and was fully aware of it ( im still pretty bad but thats a story for another day :^) ) So she wanted me to draw up this tattoo for her. i knew full well that i would not do her concept justice, but i went with it anyway because i pretty much didn’t have a choice. I popped out this mess on paper, and she had it translated and tattoo’d. she has a bunch others but it’s mostly just the concepts that are godawful, she goes to a professional parlor that does REALLY good art but every time she comes in there asking for more Adele lyrics in an illegible font, the artist and i just give each other a look like “this fuckin baby boomer i swear to god” 8 years later she’s still defending that my art on this was great and that i was a “skilled drawer.” fml submitted by maddisama