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Carciphona book 5 cover by shilin Carciphona book 5 cover by shilin

Cover for book 5 of my manga, Carciphona! Preorders for the printed book ends this friday!!

:star: preorder here: shilin.storenvy.com/collection…

Read Carciphona for free at:
:star: Carciphona.com
:star: tapastic.com/series/carciphona


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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:iconaquaticjm:
AquaticJM Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018   General Artist
Ah this looks great! I love how you did the water, you have a nice painting style~ :)
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JoJorio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful <3
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RussellMichelich Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow this is beautiful! 
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FallenDawnKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
I love how subtle you made the woman/siren creature, I didn't even notice her at first!
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RedKnight91 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those bubbles are AWESOME
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LinkinT Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like the drowning counter has started. Better find an air bubble, fast!
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Lovely-Bacar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:iconjkseraphim:
jkseraphim Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  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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jkseraphim Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Thanks. Sorry I haven't replied sooner. I have not been on the site for a while.
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ArtNetSai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this cover!!
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suraZcat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job!!!!!!
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darkyson Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Awesome ◠‿◠
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:iconkirschpraline:
Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful cover, it looks amazing! (:
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Seaweedneko Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's beautiful, the waters amazing *v*
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aprilharee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  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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lstjules Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice cover, I really like it.
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:iconmiridith:
Miridith Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist
God this is so amazing!! One of best work I ever seen *OOO* :heart:
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Awesome Job on this! such absolute creativity on this :) keep it going~
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Rainbow--Ferret Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My favourite cover so far! So proud of you and you inspire me to try my best with my own. Good luck with the pre-orders! I hope to get them one daaaay!
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shilin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! good luck with your comic too!
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Rainbow--Ferret Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaaah thank you xx I know you probably think it doesn't mean much, but coming from someone like you it does, thank youuuu x
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AmberArt212 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the dream-like state! it is very soul-nourishing ^^
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DeadlyCookie98 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Interesting to know how much trouble you go through to make a cover a fitting one, it's impressive.
I'll look forward to seeing more of the books coming out in my region since I've only ever once seen the books being sold at Connichi.
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shilin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
pyramond.de you might be able to find more information on their site, twitter, or even just email them asking which other shows they go to (: I think they try to go to a lot in order to sell their catalog of books. good luck!
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DeadlyCookie98 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
...I can't believe I never checked that before, I feel extremely stupid now xD.
And thank you, both for the link and the wishes :D.
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suziegon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
It's so gosh darn PRETTY.
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IsabelAyuun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The last page of your book is pretty intense!
I was hoping for the classic "I am your father" scene, though. :I

Btw, keep feeling obliged so that I may feast my eyes upon your creations. ._.
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shilin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
LOOOL
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CelestialDarkMatter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! o:
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x-RUFUS-x Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really amazing artwork! I can't find the words to say how much I love it and your gallery!
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ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
WOW! Really really amazing!
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Zorpha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful coloursHeart Love 
Excellent c:
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shinyqueen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
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Mykido Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful...im gonna cry
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ParadoxBruxo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
The water effect is amazing!
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:iconkaiiruuu:
kaiiruuu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Student General Artist
this is amazing ;w;
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
very cool
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suyuku-san Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Writer
I can understand the annoyance with book covers, but there are pros as well as cons, with the pros being that it can captivate the reader to know more about the story and who the characters might be. giving the reader an idea of what there might be to come when reading the story. :)
it's one of the reasons why I liked drawn covers rather then the use of a model and then a ton of photoshop, not that there's anything wrong with it, it's just that fully created drawn covers breaths more life into a story ever could then a cover that was used via photoshop ^^;
but that's just my take on it, I'll just go and slink away now... *slinks away* :XD:
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Quite wonderful Love 
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Tammi-Adopts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
very incredible 
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Bakumetsu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Love it! I cannot wait to get my copy, I had been so far behind I gave up and figured I would wait until you released it. Anyhow, have to add it to the other 4 books I have. :) Great work! Everyone should buy these!
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shilin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
haha it reads much better on paper anyway, hope you'll enjoy it!
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Bakumetsu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
That is true and no worries. I will enjoy it very much! Can't wait to have it. =]
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