I’ve been playing around with some Discworld cover/poster ideas, and this is what emerged for Guards! Guards!
I expect I’ll play around with it some more, but I rather like this flat, limited-pallete look as it is. I’ve been drooling over the cover art of Matt Taylor lately and that no doubt had an influence - though obviously (?) the primary reference is 40s noir posters.
One thing I would like to look at is the dragon. I like it but it’s derived from a stock image and I don’t like to use anything not wholly generated by myself in work I call my own.
If I had time and access to Flash at the mo I’d make an animated gif out of this. Maybe one day I’ll get round to it…
This comic by Kata Kane ( @altar-girl ) from the book is all about finding your inner strengths through D&D.
It flows so nicely into this illustration by rock star @careydraws, one of the five fab artists contributing splash pages to Dirty Diamonds #7: Imagination!
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This is less finished than my G!G! image and probably even than my ER image. As with every cover/poster I’m working up, this image has been in my head for this book for ages, and as with everything, making it work is tricky. I’m trying to keep the Watch covers each to a limited palette and I like the brown/blue scheme - but it definitely still needs work to make the right elements stand out enough and still all hang together.
Quite different approaches so far. This one is an image I got into my head about a year ago and despite several attempts using different media I’ve never quite caught the graphic in my mind’s eye. But I think this version has potential. I could see it developing into a good cover for a YA edition of the novel maybe