The Attic - Photoshop Contest [17 entries]

Butterfly Spirit Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

My novel is getting published soon; everything is ok, but I have just a little problem; I don't have a proper cover.
I'm starting this contest as an appeal to all digital artists on this site; so that i'm able to have an attractive design. Your goal is to realize any one of the ideas listed below :

1 .A butterfly with one side of its wings decomposing into dust and smoke. The artwork should be of gray and dark tones. (Main idea)

2. A human figure in a kneeling *head on knees* position, alone in a dark room.

3. A well decorated mirror in the middle of various piles of boxes.

4. A golem of shadows/smoke standing on a field/hill with a lake in either background or foreground. Make sure your sources (if there are any) are copyright-free and that your work reflects well the theme of darkness. No lettering should be used.

Personally, I'd prefer digital drawings, but photoshop works are most welcome, and even slightly modified photography; everything as long as your artwork is convincing. Good luck to all and if any information is needed please don't hesitate to contact me on

Any dimension would do; just note that the resolution of the original should be at least 300 dpi.

1st prize will be a signed copy of my book.

ANY SOURCES USED FOR THIS CONTEST MUST BE USABLE FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. If your source has a Creative Commons License it must be either an Attribution or an Attribution-ShareAlike License, no other CC License is acceptable. You can read more about these licenses at:

Sources without a CC License must be carefully checked by you to ascertain that they may be used for commercial works. The Contest Moderator will carefully check each source and will remove any entry that does not use a viable source as explained.

AN AUTHOR CREDIT IS REQUIRED for all sources that require attribution used in this contest. When published the winning entry will list the source authors' names as required under the terms of the CC Licenses and this applies to other non-CC Licensed sources that may be used that require attribution.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: Lamantine

MossyB: So the winning contest entry is to be used as a book cover? ( 5 years and 2218 days ago )
Lamantine: Yes ( 5 years and 2217 days ago )
Eramono: will you credit autor in you book? ( 5 years and 2217 days ago )
Neese: Which dimensions should it have (width/height)? ( 5 years and 2217 days ago )
Lamantine: @ Eramono : Yes of course

@ Neese : Any dimension would do; just note that the resolution should be at least 300 dpi. ( 5 years and 2217 days ago )
erikuri: I wish you success in your new job! ( 5 years and 2216 days ago )
Lamantine: Thanks Erica ( 5 years and 2215 days ago )
Lamantine: @ MossyB - Actually, there is a high probability that it's going to be the cover BUT if ever I feel there is another entry which deserves more (cause im not the only person who is voting this contest), then I'll see. ( 5 years and 2215 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT Friday 9th March will be removed. ( 5 years and 2210 days ago )

Howdie stranger!
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Butterfly Spirit - created by DanielaOwergoor

Butterfly Spirit
Favs: 6SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/17Score: 70.9% (41)12618 views

Original size:

Width: 3200
Height: 4500 (5 years and 2216 days ago)

4 Sources:

The Attic - created by RickLaMesa

The Attic
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/17Score: 69.6% (35)8876 views

this is my interpretation of your specifications (5 years and 2217 days ago)

3 Sources:

Fading Away - created by RickLaMesa

Fading Away
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/17Score: 68% (28)13084 views

(5 years and 2211 days ago)

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Woman - created by tnaylor21286

Favs: 0SBS: 6Hi-resRank: 4/17Score: 67.6% (23)8146 views

I tried something new here, not my typical style, however, I think it turned out cool. Hope you like it. (5 years and 2217 days ago)

1 Source:

butterfly - created by kushpatel

Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/17Score: 66.5% (17)7885 views

(5 years and 2213 days ago)

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