And now, let's talk about the cover.
As you may know, a lot of Comics and illustrated books have their cover done by an other artist than the one who did the inside. For a good reason: Cover Art is something special, it requires skills that the artist who may be good at comic pages and story-telling Illustrations, lack.
This is also the case for me. My covers usually suck. If I could afford it, I'd hire an artist for them. Especially now, for the Cover of the DVD of La Bête des Vosges.
Yes, I have FINISHED the Film! Last scene was achieved two days ago! After 2 years of work, that was kind of a great moment, believe me!
But there's still plenty of work to do, review the audio-tracks, build up the DVD with its menus and so on.
And of course, doing the Cover of the DVD.
The quality of the Cover will decide upon how much the DVD will get attention in a store and how much the potential buyer will be ready to give it a try.
Well, since I can't afford to pay a cover artist, I'd have to do it myself. In order to get the best out of this limited resource, I did two versions and ask you - yes YOU - to rate them.
Which of these two would you choose?
* Which one would be more likely to draw your attention to the DVD?
* Would you suggest a completely other design? If yes, which one?
* Any other ideas?
I will gladly study any critique. Please don't be afraid to offend me or hurt my feelings. This is not about my ego, this is about trying to create the best possible cover. (click on the images to see them in bigger size)