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And it is my pleasure to present Book number 1 with the cover design!

 

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It took me a while to build confidence to cut into the leather, but finally got myself to do it.

 

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The rest of the inlays are ready and prepared. Now I just need to find the time to sand the rest of the book edges and complete the process.

 

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This is how it would look like with a blackened emblem (not glued in).

 

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I don't know why but sitting on front of it, it looks really nice. If I make a photo it looks crappy.....

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Decided to stay with the brass optic. The brass will age with time anyway.

 

As for the round plates, these are for 3 role playing books. I played a lot of World of Darkness when I was younger. I just recently looked into it again and found out that they released a 20th-anniversary edition of the three main systems Vampire, Werewolf and Mage. I have given away all of my books years ago and kind of missed them. So this was a good chance to make an homage to my younger self and make them as "collector's items".  

 

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As for the project, I made a large step today. 9 books still need to be sanded and glued. The finish line is near!

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It is my deepest pleasure to declare the project "The Wheel of Time - Black Tower Edition" hereby finished.

 

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I think within my humble possibilities they turned out quite right. Was an interesting journey and a lot has been learned.

Little update for the process: I was not too happy how the brass turned out in contrast to the other gilding. I made a last minute adjustment and guilded the cover tiles. Everything looks much more balanced now.

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It is my deepest pleasure to declare the project "The Wheel of Time - Black Tower Edition" hereby finished.

 

2017_02_19_15_59_04.jpg

 

2017_02_19_16_28_042.jpg

 

2017_02_19_16_28_102.jpg

 

I think within my humble possibilities they turned out quite right. Was an interesting journey and a lot has been learned.

Little update for the process: I was not too happy how the brass turned out in contrast to the other gilding. I made a last minute adjustment and guilded the cover tiles. Everything looks much more balanced now.

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My goodness. These are gorgeous! My highest respect for your skill and patience. I recently rebound my copies of the Mistborn trilogy, and while they turned out fairly satisfactory, they didn't reach nearly this level. 

 

My consolation prize is that I got to get them signed at Boskone this weekend. 

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It is my deepest pleasure to declare the project "The Wheel of Time - Black Tower Edition" hereby finished.

 

 

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Stunning.

 

Magnificent.

 

Gorgeous.

 

 

TOR should hire you.

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It is my deepest pleasure to declare the project "The Wheel of Time - Black Tower Edition" hereby finished.

 

 

2017_02_19_16_28_042.jpg

 

 

Stunning.

 

Magnificent.

 

Gorgeous.

 

 

TOR should hire you.

Gorgeous...A labor of love...

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Animus.Tesseract, could you design a cover like this: https://s-media-cach...c4b9e5430b9.jpg

or this: http://www.ikkadukka...95/e/m/emma.jpg

 

If you mean by designing, conceptualizing it in Photoshop: By all means yes. If you would need it as a Vector graphic, that would be a bit trickier but also doable.

To actually execute it in leather? Unfortunately not. I am missing critical equipment to do such a large embossing. Hence I went with the engraved plates on the pieces above.

 

What do you have in mind? Feel free to shoot me a PM, if you have a project. Happy to help where I can.

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