The Making of Elios’s Cover

Or the ceaseless quest for that perfect image.

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As it had already happened a few months ago when I published Prince at War, I hit the button to release Elios into the Amazon wild with a temporary cover. The image I wanted had the wrong measures and wouldn’t fit the required parameters.

The preliminary stock images I bought for the cover:

Portrait Of Young Man Sunset in alien planet

Temporary Cover:

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Image I wanted in the first place:

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Alessandro Fiorini, my cover artist and miracle worker sent me a mix of the two:

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I decided I had bothered Alessandro enough already, opened Corel Painter and added the lapis lazuli accent to Elios’s eyes, plus a little bit of turquoise here and there on the sky.

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The end…?

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The Making of Elios’s Cover

Elios and Gaia

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Four years in the making, but Elios’s & Gaia’s love story is finally out. A few minutes ago, I hit the publishing button for both books. Here are the covers by Alessandro Fiorini. Elios’s will be slightly changed, because I don’t like his eyebrows, but it’s a minor thing and it will do for a few days.

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Elios and Gaia