Friday, January 22, 2010

Cover Sketch Revealed!

A thousand apologies for the gap between posts. My time has been devoured by editing and other things. But what better way to make it up than to reveal the preliminary cover sketch for Kestrel's Midnight Song? Woohoo! (Click to view full size)


Let me get this out of the way: DO NOT COPY, TRANSFER, OR REDISTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY.

For those interested, that's Micah, the main character, on the back of the Aegre Bird, which is a half bird, half dragon.


The cover art is being done by Halil Ural, under the direction of Kerem Beyit. (Halil Ural is Kerem Beyit's apprentice). If you love fantasy art, you must go check out Kerem Beyit's site at http://theartofkerembeyit.com/ The gallery is good for hours of browsing wonder.


Anyhow, what do you guys think? Personally, I'm holding my jaw up with duct tape. I can only imagine what it will look like when it's completed.

45 comments:

Chris said...

BEST COVER IN THE WORLD, JACOB!!! I can't wait to see it finished, either!!

Bekah said...

THAT IS SO COOl!!! :0

SUPER cool!

Nathan R. Petrie said...

So the apprentice is unmasked? I was hoping it'd be Darth Maul <_< Not some artist :P lol

I'll say it again. SUPER AWESOME AMAZING INCREDIBLE COVER MANNNNNNNNNNNNN!

Seth said...

That is probably the best cover I've ever seen, sweet!

Scott Appleton said...

Yes, it has been a loooooooooong while since your last post.... I've noticed!

Scott Appleton said...

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Brianna said...

Cool! You're lucky to have such a good cover! :-) I look forward to seeing it finished.

Seth Skogerboe said...

Holy Cow!!! That is the best I've seen ever!!!!

bibledriller said...

Nice man! :)

Kat Heckenbach said...

Absolutely, totally and completely, wicked cool.

Love it.

Jake M. said...

WHOA! INCREDIBLE COVER!!!!

Jake

tinydancer said...

Can you pass me the duct tape?

It's AMAZING!!!!!!

Izori said...

WONDERFUL COVER!!!! I absolutely LOVE it! That would catch my eye right away.

Ellie said...

AWESOME! I like it!!!

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic! I was just on your blog yesterday and wondering when you'd get a cover... ~whisper

K.M. Weiland said...

Looks awesome, Jacob!

Cloe said...

Oh My Word! That is the BEST cover ever! I love it!!!

Leighton said...

AWESOME! Can't wait to read it!

Jare and Lib said...

That is so super awesome! wow...yes, I need duct tape too.

Calico Zak said...

Sweet Sketch!

So when's the Book out?
Will it be on Amazon?

~Calico Zak

Melissa Rose said...

There are a lot of things I like about that sketch and yeah, definitely can't wait to see the finished cover. I'd stumbled across Kerem Beyit's work before and think it's amazing, and Halil Ural has some very interesting pieces too. That's very exciting that that's who is making your cover!

Brandon said...

Totally sweet, Jacob :)

Hannah said...

AMAZINGLY AWESOMELY AWESOME! (excuse my terms...I'm too exhausted to talk literary like at the moment. ;)

It is VERY cool--very, very, very cool. :)

Hope editing and everything is going well...that's my problem. If I start editing, I over-edit at times, and then under-edit, and I take forever. ;)

Blessings,

--Hannah

ElizabethMarieKauffman said...

I love it!!!!!!! :D It is WAY too cool! I love the detail and realness of the drawing!! :) I'm really excited for you and cannot wait until its finished and I can buy a copy! ;)

Assr vĂ­sa ykkarr or∂.

~ElizabethMarieKauffman~

Storyteller said...

I can only echo what everyone else has said... the cover is amazing! I am so excited for you! Absolutely wonderful!

Anonymous said...

that is a pretty sweet cover...anyone got extra duct tape?? :) cannot wait to buy a copy!!

Isirian said...

Gasp!
Love the idea of the Aegre Bird, it looks really great! I'll check out that site:)

Ivorydancer said...

It looks wonderful! I can't wait to see it finished!!!! Better yet, I can't wait to see it finished, attached to the binding, and in my hands :)

As for the gap between posting.... I suppose you are forgiven ;)

looks great!

Jill Williamson said...

It's wonderful, Jacob! I can't wait until my autographed copy is sitting on my self, having berrn well-read, of course. :-)

Chris said...

I second what Jill and Storyteller said. :)

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Chris, you second ST's seconding everyone else? oooh that's cool.

But yes. I'm getting me a signed copy mwahahahahaha

Evergreena said...

It's wonderful!

I'm getting excited about this book... I couldn't wait to read it even before I saw the cover sketch... now, I'm itching to open up the cover and dive in! :)

Congrats!

Levi Bendixen said...

WOWZER!!! I know you've heard it before, but let me say it again: THAT IS AN AWE-STRIKING COVER!
I know I don't have any say, but it looks really good in black and white, and I saw and awesome book cover (you may have seen it also)of a fantasy bird that was half black and white and faded into color.
Very awesome!

Doug P. Baker said...

Wow! What an awesome cover pic! I can't wait to get the whole book!

Anonymous said...

Intensely EPIC!

Thanks
Millard
(Go Jacob)

Eruanna said...

Wow That is really good!

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Cson said...

OMW!! That is the best drawing I've ever seen. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!!!!

Madeline said...

Okay, that is insane. Probably the best cover I've ever seen, no joke. Pretty funny - I also have a character named Micah!

Jake said...

Amazing sketch Jacob! :)

Celebrilomiel said...

That cover is amazing!!!

B. D. Eastman said...

Wow this is amazing! You are in the big time now. Now get them to send you to ICRS! :) I'll be there in June

Judy said...

It is incredible! Can't wait to own a copy:)

Mike said...

I tagged You!

Gwendolyn said...

That's definitely a cover that would catch my eye and compel me to pick it up.