How to Create Compelling Covers : Expert Advice for Book/Comic/Promo Cover Design

July 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - July 7, 2019 @ 9:30 pm BST

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July 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm BST
July 7, 2019 @ 9:30 pm BST
Free – $55
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Join us for a weekend with a laser focus on Cover Artwork!

Premium Registration includes bonus tutorial on Promo Cover Artwork

  • Promotional artwork high value tips
  • How to use book cover artwork for additional income
  • How to instantly grab attention with cover artwork
  • Which fonts work on a cover depending on the genre
  • Learn the visual elements that convey an instant story

Drop in for our FREE Compelling Covers workshop on Saturday and reserve your seat for a high value presentation on Sunday by professional artist Drew Spence.

Drew Spence takes you through specific steps to create a compelling book cover. He’ll lead you through the process of crafting a story-telling cover image for your visual narratives. Drew professionally creates and publishes comic books every month so he has huge experience in capturing potential readers for their attention. As well as covering sci-fi, fantasy and action genres – he’ll also include a special mention on romance books and magazines!

In this webinar Drew will use DAZ Studio and Photoshop to craft the covers.

Webinar Dates and Duration

Session 1 : Free Community Compelling Covers Workshop

Hosted by Paul Bussey

Artwork rendered in any software welcome

Date : Saturday 6th July

Duration : 1-1.5 hours

  • Show some of your book/comic book/promo current artwork to the group. Tell us about what inspired you for your work.
  • Get feedback from community members
  • Share a current challenge on your cover artwork where you need help to progress
  • Share at least one tip or solution that could help other artists

It’s not mandatory to do the above, if you’d rather just hang with other digital artists in the room and meet like minded creatives, you’re welcome to do this as well!

You’ll have the option to share your desktop in our webinar, so you can talk about your content or artwork in this way. This will be the easiest way to share your work.

Session 2: Professional Compelling Covers Presentation

Presented by Drew Spence

Software Applications Used : DAZ Studio and Photoshop

Date : Sunday 7th July at 20:00 BST (London), 12:00 PDT (Los Angeles), 15:00 EDT (New York)

1.5+ hours

Webinar content

– Setting up for simplicity

– Composition and light in Daz Studio for additional postwork (a session study)

– Camera angles

– Rendering settings

– Backdrops and scenery

– Creating a singular image that tells an entire story or hints to the coming adventure

– Fonts and lettering, the rules guides and authoring expectations

– Genre studies and research for crafting a proper image that fits the subject matter

– Controlling the energy and dynamics of an expressive image

– Adding a fantasy and artistic look to your renders

– Recommended filters

– Recommended Photoshop actions

– Recommended graphic software


Bonus promotional artwork tutorial for premium registration

About Drew Spence

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino Grey, Dynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates – from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer’s Edge magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photorealistic image manipulation.