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The Alchemy Wars - The Mechanical
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Published: September 28, 2017
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The Mechanical (The Alchemy Wars, #1) by Ian Tregillis. www.goodreads.com/book/show/20…
Chinese version cover art. 

No, not a "spot the differences" (¬_¬) Just the color!I was in difficulty of make decision, but the publisher picked the left one. 

Which do you prefer, the left one or the right one •́ω•̀?

Ok, the right one is won by a weak advantage...
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Comments (18)
Ururuty's avatar
Congrats, beautiful
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XxrashxX's avatar
XxrashxX|Hobbyist Digital Artist
left one is better in colors platte :)
great job here  kiu ~
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InNotAVaginaImAHuman's avatar
I like the right one more but I can see why he picked the left
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salyssong|Hobbyist General Artist
It would be funnier if depending what cover of the book you choose to buy the stories's ending would depend. I have acutually bought a book like that last year.
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Anrachman|Hobbyist General Artist
Actually if I have to buy a book based on the cover I like, I'll definitely choose the right one..., but well, publisher know the best...
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tears-of-blade|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the details are just incredible
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hannibus42|Student Writer
I like the right one. The color of her dress is better.
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orchidkitty|Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on your DD :)
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iamthewizard2's avatar
I would have picked the right one's background with the left one's characters. 
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EricVonSchweetz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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hunnyflash|Hobbyist General Artist
I like the palette of the right, but the left feels like it has more ~life~. The warmer colors are just more alive.
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Hadalis's avatar
I like them both!

But I can see why the publisher went with the left - the color of the heroine's outfit is more attention-getting, some of the smaller fireballs are the same shade as her dress, and the background/sky appears to be "richer" and stormier. Always a grab visually. The right image has more subdued, and even peaceful colors. Green/teal/light blue = soothing. Lavender/shades of red = more energizing. And "energizing" equates with "noticeable" and "book selling." 

Just my humble thoughts as a former editor. 
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Ikos-Karimlan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My personal choice is also the left one because it emphasize more the main subject ^_^

The right one's background seems like close level value to the main subject ^_^.

Either of them is Amazing so dont worry ^_^

Thanks for sharing your artwork!
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Fleja2003|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer left too - Very great artwork btw
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stellartcorsica|Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful illustration !! I prefer the left one :)
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Yunaelys|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer the left one, it seems more dynamic to me :)
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Kokebii|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the right one slightly more
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