Simple and dark. There are two ideas I would like to go with. I've uploaded some photos that I liked to be used as REFERENCE, not to be used. I do not claim them. I just really liked them and are to be used to help you guys design the cover.
Also here is a summary for the back cover:
One night, Ezekiel Marek receives a package containing an amulet granting him the ability to control all eight elements Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Ice and Lightning. Of course, he doesn’t know this…not until an angel named Natiél, dressed in a business suit, appears and tells him he’ll be spending the next weeks in rigorous training. Till now, he thought getting the girl he like to notice him was hard enough.
A local factory called Sabios has been hiding secrets of a dark project—a monstrous black beast—that has gotten loose in the miles of woods surrounding his small town. Now it’s hunting him.
Design cover Idea 1
1. Its a dark forest, there is a dark silhouette of a young man facing to the right leaning against a tree with fire coming out of his hands (either red, white or blue fire). In between the trees is a red eye with the outline of a wolf/beast body.
Design cover 2
2. The back is ultra/blaring/bright white, almost a blaring white. Hand coming from the right side (or left side either or will see what looks better) of the cover, palm up with fire coming out of it. There is a glowing insignia in his hand.(colors for the insignia-gold, yellow, white) I drew a picture of the amulet to give an idea of the outline theres a pic at the bottom.
I would like the title like this, stacked on top, near the top
Not side by side
The authors name on the bottom Joshua Guerrero
The font should be modern or have a dark feeling to it. Mostly shades of black, white or gold
The theme of the book is a dark teen scifi action. The main antagonist of the story is a dark creature called the bete noir that stalks the woods. In legends theres no description of the creature so I gave the reader the idea that its a mix of wolf and a big feline (ex cougar or leopard) The teen has the ability to wield eight elements earth, air, water, fire, ice, lightning, wood, and metal. This is not a witch book, more like mutants or people who have powers. Im really interested to see what you guys create even if it deviants from what I would like.
I will be using this design for my soft cover and hard cover. The soft cover will not be having a picture. The hard cover will be using one.
Back cover will just have a little bit description of the book on the back and of course the bar code and isbn the bottom right corner
If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.