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SBibb

Formerly Stephanie Bibb
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My Bio
I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in photography and a minor in creative writing. I enjoy both photographic illustation as well as writing. I currently write young adult novels with a science fiction and fantasy bent.

I also am aspiring to create book covers, and so I am working towards a portfolio of photomanipulation work that will be useful for self-published authors and small presses. If you're interested in commissioning me, please send me a message. :-)

Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 7

Interested in ordering a custom book cover? Email me: bookcovers@sbibbphoto.com

Tools of the Trade
Canon Rebel XS, Adobe Photoshop CS4/5/6, Lightroom 2.7/4.0, Wacom Intuos Tablet, Bridge,

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Comments

You're welcome. It attracted my attention, so I thought I'd give critiquing a shot. Glad I could help. :-)
Trinity - Defying Destiny
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Overall, the components of this cover have been blended quite well. The colors complement each other, the lighting is beautiful and draws attention to the main figure (though I feel like the back of the model's shirt looks a bit flat), and the use of depth of field in the bush at front adds a really nice touch. The hair itself is drawn beautifully, and the overall feel of the artwork has a painterly quality.

On that note, I do feel that the rocks the model is facing seem almost too sharp/realistic in comparison to the rest of the image. I also find the lightning strike distracting, and I wonder if different placement might have helped alleviate the distraction, or if having the strike be not so bright (which draws the eye to it) and also that it looks like it's running through the main figure's head-- possibly because the sharp quality of the lightning matches the sharpness of the figure, compared to the blurred quality of the rest of the background.

However, the text is beautifully rendered. Easy to read, immediately noticeable... and the lighting and color of the text sits it right in with the rest of the image.

Reasons for my ratings:

Vision: It fits very nicely around a theme. 4 Stars

Originality: Unfortunately, this cover does feel like other covers I've seen. However, it does so in a way that is still appealing, so 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Technique: 4 stars, for all the reasons I mentioned above (and especially the use of depth of field. Had the rocks also had a bit more blur, I might have given this 4.5 stars).

Impact: This caught my attention well enough that I decided to write my first Deviant Art critique. I'm not sure how memorable it will be once I move on to working on something else, but we'll see. So... 3.5 out of 5 stars. (Technically, this might be higher).

Overall, I think this is a beautiful book cover. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":-)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="392" title=":-) (Smile)"/>
Trinity - Defying Destiny
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Thanks for the fave! :-)
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Thanks for the fave! :-)
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Thanks for the fave! :-)