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New cover design for Portraits by paper2pencil

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Here is a new look for the cover of my book on Portraits, minus a few adjustments it will need before it's ready to use. The black and white drawings were getting lost on the previous design

And yes, we all know .. we do judge a book by its cover.

I need a quote under Kevin's portrait. Something related to that drawing and will attract people to buy the book. If I use your quote, you get credit for the quote and your name placed on the back cover.

If not that, perhaps a testimony review from this who have read the first book? Which can be found displayed locally at Russo's Books at The Marketplace, or can be ordered at any major bookseller such as Barnes and Nobles, Amazon.com or directly from my web site.



NOTE: Updated design as of 01/10/10. Thanks everyone for your comments and support.

All that it needs now is a better photo of me, or perhaps no photo at all?

As you can see, this is vol. 1, so I will use the same look and layout for the book on the male figure and if the is enough support, one of the female figure.

And support means sales, but just kind words. LOL
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:iconfreedrawings:
freedrawings Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
super@avesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Brutus9000 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Hi:
Did my "Old MAN" make this issue?
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
No. I have yet to draw it. Most of these drawings were completed last year and a few earlier this year. i am working on the second edition to this which is on drawing men. Still not to sure the final drawings for this
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Knightreaver Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Very impressed.
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Thanks!
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CrystelBloodTroplet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Hey!
I just found this over Moneshine's profile, she is showing it on her journal. I think this book cover is definitely beautiful, it made quite the impression on me. Especially the front cover. While at first I had the same thought as some of the others, that a young face would make for a better first impression, in afterthought I think that the cover as it is definitely calls for more attention. There are quite a few books about art, aren't there, and most of them show something beautiful on the front, so this one falls out of the norm. It compells to take a second look and then one will probably see the certain beauty in the old face with a whole life full of experiences. And how much more of a challenge it is to capture something like this rather than pure beauty. At least that is my opinion.

When I looked at the portrait of Kevin, the first thing I thought was that he definitly is a attractive man, but then I found that I was always drawn back to the eyes, like they were kind of the magnetic center of the picture (yeah, I'm big on the second looks).
They make the impression of hooks, you know, like they are daring you to open this book, drawing you in. It's real beautiful (here I can say it: man, you draw like the devil!). So, if you still need a qoute, I thought I just try what were my first thoughts:

You find me attractive? What do you see?
There's more than the outside. Come and look inside me.

It's probably a bit cheesy. I don't know. I just thought I would suggest it. It refers to the book and to the drawing, I guess.

Well anyway, that's it for now.
Bye
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Thanks for writing and I agree about the drawing of Kevin, which took first place and BEST IN SHOW at a recent art show.

As for Nonna (the old woman) on the cover. I feel she is perfect. Not all drawings need to be or should be created to meet the standards of societies view on beauty. There should never be an age limit to beauty. Just look into her eyes and you will see I am right

Again, thanks!
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Wow... thanks! I agree 1000%!!! Yes I will keep the portrait of Nona.... I had no intention to remove her from the cover. And as for Kevin in the back... yes, the eyes are what attracts most people to the drawing. I does set an invitation to look more into the book.

A more suitable quote would be what you wrote in the body of your message here. A testimony!

Thanks!
David
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CrystelBloodTroplet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I'm very glad that you see sense in my comment. It always make's me happy to know that I don't interpret total rubbish in things I see because practically my whole life bases on interpreting.

Anyway, without wanting to be presumptuous, you can gladly use whatever you may chose from my previous comment as possible qoute. I would be, quite frankly, more than honored. But that's all up to you, of course.
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algomprado Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks fantastic!... Congrats!
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thanks, my friend. I WANT to get this book done NOW! LOL..... its taking too long just to get the drawings done. I guess I shouldn't have started two book projects at once? :P
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MikeysPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi David,

The only thing I acn think of as a quote, or saying is , " DRAWN TO YOU" .

drawn, like drawing. I like the background color of the cover and how it fades or darkens at the edges, it makes it look very rich.

I was wondering if the drawing on the front was a relative or someone close to you, if so thats great, it is an awesome drawing. But if not, I would agree with the other comment, I think another drawing may be more intreaging ( does not have to be nude, lol).

just an opinion, hope not to offend, Mikey
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Wel the portraits book goes not have nudes. And no she is not a relative but a drawing from a photographer friend. If not the drawing of Nonna, who do you suggest?

AND.. nope... not offended at all. The people on Redbubble love the drawing of Nonna but hate the photo of me on the back cover. AHHHH I guess Im too ugly for the public to see ? HMMMM

LOL
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MikeysPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
please don't take me wrong, it is a great drawing of Nonna with fantastic detail, but you know how that saying goes,,, first impressions, I think a younger more attractive portrait on the cover and then Nonna on the back.

but thatis just my opinion for all its worth, ( probably only a few cents ,, lol)

All of your work is great, so what ever you decide will work, and we will support you my friend.
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thanks for explaining your reasoning behind why you fill Nonna wouldn't make a good cover.
I appreciate the reason... rather than people saying they just dont personally likely it.

I used to get that with some people at work when Id turn in an ad. The sales person wouldnt personally like it and therefore never show it to their client. I finally told them it wasnt their job to pick an ad out by THEIR personal choice but what works best for the clients needs. LOL.... I had one sales woman hate an ad I did and refused to show it to her client. Well, I emailed it to them and they loved it! They had wanted their ads changed for over a year and couldnt get the salesperson to make the changes. That ad later won second place in the state newspaper advertising awards.

So I like to hear why something doesnt work for someone, rather than just that they dont like it. LOL

Thanks for your reasoning.
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Ten-1717 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! GREAT! Your drawings are amazing! :love:
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thanks!
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Ten-1717 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! :hug:
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bonitataylor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: great cover :clap: I love the backside...not sure if I would use that drawing on the front though
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Why not the drawing on the cover?
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:iconbonitataylor:
bonitataylor Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh no offense or anything, but I just think that a drawing of a younger person would attract more readers =P
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Ahhh.. but anyone can draw a pretty young face. An older adult is more of a challenge!
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kjcharmedfreak Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if this would work, but one of my own original quotes that I like to use is:

"Philosophic insight collided with carefree innocence...and made me."
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Fantastic cover, when is it available?
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I dont know yet. It was supposed to have been on the market by now but I was without a computer for three month. I am now aiming for sometime in the spring.
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Great! I'll be watching for any announcement. :D
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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kjcharmedfreak Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there anything you still need from me?
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
SO far, things are okay. I still need to print out your drawing and mail it to you but I am low on ink. Once I mail it to you, I'll send you the model release to sign.

Thanks again for your support and allowing me to draw you. You are one of a few friends/models that will make this Portraits book a success!!
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kjcharmedfreak Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright sounds good! I'm so glad I could help, and I am thrilled to have been drawn by you! :D
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Nemesis-19 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Badass as always David!
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thanks, my friend!
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Robert-James Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Very Clean and professional looking. I would think this cover was "Inviting".... something I would pick up and look at if in a bookstore.
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thanks. I made a few changes to it last night. Added a quote under the drawing of Kevin (until I can find perhaps a better on) and added a logo to redbubble.com where people can order prints that they like in the book. That is at the bottom, left of where the ISBN and barcode goes.
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ffnana Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Awww... very good! Congratulation :heart:
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Emprovision Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm... I haven't read your first book, but here's a testimony: "It's okay." =P

Umm... What type of quote are you looking for?
"That's hot." -- Paris Hilton. =P
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Moneshine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
right to the journal...for more public!!! :D
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