This is a book cover design contest that will require the creation of ONLY a front cover. Therefore, I won't need a spine or back cover/blurb, as I intend to publish this specific and subsequent works as ebooks.
Title: Pandemonium -- Devourer of Souls (Subtitle) (written in fire?)
Author: Derek Edgington
I'm looking for a talented illustrator, and intend to partner with said person over the year in the creation of several works.
EDIT: This short story is fairly satirical, although still dark in its own way. Hope this provides additional perspective when rendering images. Can provide more information upon request.
The scene I envision is as follows:
Two towers are central to the image. Both twisting, swirling structures of luminous metal that stretch up into the endless night above. One structure is white, the other black. A hodgepodge of other structures will dot the landscape, seemingly from random time periods/eras. There should be a numerous quality to the other structures, so some detail may need to be sacrificed here.
Fire may consume a building, two, or a larger area. The White Tower may be fallen on its side, crushing untold numbers of buildings in its wake and almost reaching the Dark Tower.
Dark, almost reddish-black clouds consume the upper reaches of the design (where the title will be). No light penetrates these clouds to illuminate the landscape below. Rather, light is provided by numerous, but tiny pinpricks of light that are spread throughout the landscape.
Other than the specific elements I've stated, creative license is welcome. I'm looking for a darker cast in this cover, and the finished product should pair well with my dark fantasy short story.