Veerle is a great designer and very easy to work with, I will definitely use her again for my future marketing.
How johnwijnberg started their book cover journey
The Old Man and the Fat Ginger Cat
John Paul Wijnberg
African doctor, love nature, fishing, arts and creativity, gardening and most of all my loving family.
An old man living in Indonesia, loves nature, birds and plants. Saves a ginger cat one day, the cat grows and grows and eventually eats all the old man's birds....the old man gets rid of the cat and fate has it that the cat and the old man meet up again and their adventure with a black eagle brings them back together.
Children 3 years and upwards, but even adults can have fun with this story as it stops at regular intervals to allow debate about what the characters should do etc...All sexes, all races, all religions.. The story aims to provoke thought about certain life crises that commonly arise in all our lives at various times and think about how we can address them. Hope, love and faith that things will work out for the best.
Book cover type
Don’t know yet
Love this cat, perhaps the future wife of my main character
Cat trying to pull the eagle up the beach
typical messy colourful backyard of the old man's house, bird cages hanging ceiling, one cat sniffing about , nice blurry effects
little rustic cottage , needs bird cages and no bath in garden
lovely colours, nice blurry setting, inviting
bird cages ...
relaxing setting, would not have such bright cushions, blur effect is nice yet retaining some detail to keep viewer interested
lovely colours,...large wave about to break onto beach where cat tries to save eagle
eagle nest setting, on cliff.....perhaps more detail.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
Interesting colours which keep viewer wondering what colour it actually is, nice blends ..it is all about colours...alive pulsating and interesting shadows...
Friendly old man, with hat and beard...also wears glasses...fair skinned ...athletic, more on skinny side and tall...Fat Ginger Cat...Birds in small bamboo cahes singinging happily, cages suspended on ceiling of large terrace, setting bali indonesia, tropical..Black Eagle and her three babies in nest which sits on cliff...Front cover could be the old man in his garden / birds and cat in background ...the cat needs to be enormous...this cat loves his food...
What to avoid
I love colours ...colours ...simple, bright and happy...our lives are all about colour ...the story is all about colour...colour is everything ...simple is fine if the right combos ...tones, shades, shadows, harmony ...interest ...brilliance