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12 Aug 2013

The Future King Vol 1: The Waking World by Tom Huddleston



© richard collingridge 2008-13

Above is cover art done for Tom Huddleston's debut Novel 'The Waking World' (The Future King volume 1 of 3).
The mythology behind this book (& the encompassing trilogy) is Arthurian but with a twist.
I wont go into detail about the story because i dont want to give anything away, but there are definitely visual clues on the cover....

For the artwork process, we had originally gone with something quite narrative/illustrative in style but it didn't feel right, so we decided think of a new way to tackle it. In the discussions we went through best sellers in this field (Science/fantasy),  & it became apparent that they were dominated by quite simple symbolic type covers. 
My idea was to produce a cover like that, but with a bit of an edge, a bit more stylistic & less commercial than the usual covers of this type (and the above is the result of that!) 




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    1. thanks again! sorry have had a long time off here…going to put a few posts up now!

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