Hey Hello ConceptArtists, I am here would like to show you my current cover artwork box that I've made recently and I really need an honest critique from those who are viewing my cover artwork box here. Plus, I am also in need of some sort of help, tips, suggestions and opinions from all of you who are viewing this thread of mine. Here's the cover artwork box that I've made so far. It is for my fan-game project anyway. I need some honest critiques in terms of how I actually arrange and revamp the layouts, colors, pictures, etc. which base from my creativity and as you can see, I used copyrighted materials as well.
What say you?
I have to say that front cover looks really cheap. Is that really an inverted photo as the background? Also the title gets lost in the background's gray. The backcover plot blurb has ridiculously small font size, yet there's loads of empty, unused space both up and down.
In my personal opinion, its way too busy and colorful. It does
not really capture any of the gothic foreboding and epic challenges that
await in most Castlevania games.
Your main title is getting lost in the background building. The eyes
are very blurry and jarring. The figures clash terribly in both their placement
and choice of colours. With a burning bright red jacker shining on the figure
that is meant to be the furthest into the background.
The back cover is an improvement, but don't put white writing over white
smoke or red writing on a red background. Also, for a blurb, that's far too
much small writing for the back of one game box. There are ordinarily visuals
and very little in the way of text. A wall of text will not create an interest in the
game and will more than likely just see the box being put back onto the shelf
(even if this is just a fan game.)
Ditch the copyrighted designs, don't make a collage of other peoples work
as it just looks tacky and won't get you taken seriously at all here.
Rather use your own art, even if it is just a rough representation of what you
want the final outcome to be.
EDIT: Heh, the IGN review on the back was a good touch though.
Last edited by Star Eater; May 17th, 2012 at 07:16 PM.