Cover Evolution: The Nameless Knight
Once again, Katrianna Anderson created the cover artwork for The Nameless Knight, and she went through a few different stages to produce the final version. Afterwards, I added the typography to complete it.
You can see that the initial sketch is very different to the end product! As always, major thanks to Katrianna - her skill for character illustrations is amazing. You can check out more of her work here.
I made the design myself in Inkscape. I have some background in graphics, so it's not too much of a stretch to do layouts like this. The title text is composed of four separate layers with different filters on them in order to create the final composite, and it took hours of experimentation until I was finally happy with it! For indie authors who like a challenge and want to try making their own covers, I highly recommend trying out something like Inkscape. It's free and open source.
The Nameless Knight is now in the proofing stage, which means we're getting close to publication. I don't have a set date because it's hard to predict when everything will come together, but it'll be soon. Watch this space!