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Carciphona book 5 cover
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Published: June 14, 2016
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Cover for book 5 of my manga, Carciphona! Preorders for the printed book ends this friday!!

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book covers are a pain to me because I think in scenes and snapshots, single ideas, but I always feel obligated to include everything that goes on in the book and everyone that appears in the book on the cover (when I shouldn’t need to????) and give myself a hard time _(:3」 ∠)_ I tried to treat this more similar to my regular drawings without thinking too much, and this cover plus #3 (which I also didn’t think much about) were the ones I’m happiest about out of all 5 books ;-;

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mmitchellhouston's avatar
mmitchellhouston|Professional Digital Artist
Very clever composition, with that single hand emerging from the ripples to pluck her to safety. I love the way this inverts our sense of space and gravity. You instincts serve you well (and I can completely relate to what you wrote about needing to not overthink things – I have that same problem). 
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AquaticJM| General Artist
Ah this looks great! I love how you did the water, you have a nice painting style~ :)
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JoJorio|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, I've seen you're book in my local bookstore! I'm living in Germany btw. Guess I'll have a look. :3
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Sumbae7|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful <3
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RussellMichelich|Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow this is beautiful! 
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I love how subtle you made the woman/siren creature, I didn't even notice her at first!
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RedKnight91|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those bubbles are AWESOME
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LinkinT|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like the drowning counter has started. Better find an air bubble, fast!
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Lovely-Bacar|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I don't know if you will ever see this but I wanted to ask how much do you charge to do custom book cover designs for ebook and paper back?
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shilin|Professional Digital Artist
If you're asking for yourself, then I don't do commission work ): if you're asking for reference for how much you should charge for your own work, then I suggest charging based on whether or not the work is going to be for commercial use, and estimate it based on an hourly rate dpeneding on how many hours you take to finish the work (:
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Thanks. Sorry I haven't replied sooner. I have not been on the site for a while.
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ArtNetSai|Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Have you thought about partnering with Yuumei? She needs help for her comic books, is very well-known on dA and elsewhere and she has just the same kind of art as you do! But I'm sure you already know about it...
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GiunTrym|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS TOO MUCHHHHHHH!! Natsuki Shinomiya (Sparkle eyes) [V2] Natsuki Shinomiya (Sparkle eyes) [V2] Natsuki Shinomiya (Sparkle eyes) [V2] Natsuki Shinomiya (Sparkle eyes) [V2] Natsuki Shinomiya (Sparkle eyes) [V2] Natsuki Shinomiya (Sparkle eyes) [V2] Natsuki Shinomiya (Sparkle eyes) [V2] 
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DaPokemonMadster|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this cover!!
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suraZcat|Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job!!!!!!
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darkyson's avatar
Awesome ◠‿◠
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Kirschpraline|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful cover, it looks amazing! (:
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Seaweedneko|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the arm clawing at her waist was her own arm so I thought her bicep and her forearm just went woNKY hahahhaha but honestly I'm in love with all of your book covers.
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This-Chick-Does-Art|Professional Digital Artist
It's like she's being torn between two worlds. Lovely cover~! And I like your title text! O__O
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Entraya|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i apologize if you cant unsee it, but it looks like Veloce has the fairies arm when you cover up some of the bottom

(and i did think that upper arm was too bulgy to be BB or Keri, but you managed to make me not trust Vocruen even when plot calls for it, gg)
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Cabbage-Arts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's beautiful, the waters amazing *v*
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aprilharee|Student General Artist
Good job!! The book cover looks great! I really like how you draw water.  The lighting is soo good.
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