Artemis Gordon Posted January 3, 2022 Share Posted January 3, 2022 Welcome to Cover Awe, where we get to look at pretty covers! http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/51fmfokQ58L.jpeg Cover illustration by Christin Engelberth Amanda: I love the light and dark comparisons of their mounts! Thought I’d definitely be keeping an eye on that dagger/sword. I hope she’s throwing it up rather than it falling down. Maya: I LOVE the blue horse. And the composition does a lot of good work setting up the characters – one of the land, the other of the air, united by their love of throwing knives at each other. The best kind of bestie is the one that throws you a knife when you need it! Sneezy: This cover is so beautiful and descriptive!!! I absolutely adore the colours and movement, and the chemistry between the two characters!!! Sarah: If they are the outlaws, I’m in. Let’s go. http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Image-from-iOS-50-682x1024.jpg Cover design by Emily Osborne Cover art by Fatima Baig Elyse: All other illustrated covers can go home now. I love the pattern of her scarf and how it gives it depth. And her earrings. Gah Carrie: The flow from the scarf to the earrings to the collar to the colored-in letters is beautifully composed. Amanda: All of Jane Igharo’s covers remind me of Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals with their amazing clothing patterns and details. Maya: The cover illustrator does a great job of balancing that mustard with the green, which saves us all from a ‘70s color palette that doesn’t really need a revival. Sneezy: I’m a sucker for when couples wear matching clothes, especially when it’s done with colours and details. Naturally I’m goo goo gaa gaa over this!!! I especially love how the artist showed they’re partners while also expressing their individuality. Sarah: The illustrator’s talent with the expression in her eyes and especially her mouth is…wow. http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Image-from-iOS-51-683x1024.jpg Cover design by Katie Anderson Cover art by Leni Kauffman Elyse: The tattoos. The glasses and lipstick combo The boots. I love everything about both their looks so much Maya: So cute!!!!!! Susan: Both of those looks are goals, wow. Sneezy: AAHH! I CAN’T!! Sarah: I feel like I know all the possible tropes from one illustration and I am in awe. http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Image-from-iOS-52-699x1024.jpg Cover design by Daniela Medina Cover illustration by Judy York Amanda: I like it. Sue me. Carrie: It has a nice flow to it, graceful composition. Also I like that they are sharing a tender glance, so loving and sweet. Maya: Loving the use of yellow on this cover! View the full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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