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Adolari : Deception Genocide
A passionate first-time author, dedicated to exploring humanity and philosophy through fiction which, in equal parts, entertains, inspires, and informs the reader.
This is a book about a media conspiracy demonizing organic androids called Adolari to prevent their proliferation. (visual: Adolari distinctly have white hair and purple eyes, despite looking like female humans)
Adult males interested in politics or technology (the Tom Clancey crowd); I may translate this into Japanese to release it abroad too, so the Japanese market's an important perspective
Good facial expression conveying seriousness. The font is a bit campy though.
bad point is that this is a bit cluttered with people; I'm not going for a "crowded" effect in the title, but would like simpler backgrounds. This has an okay use of space, but the idea of "hero looks off into distance" could be useful if some of my more direct designs aren't so good.
soft lighting effect makes it not too "noisy" Gives a deep, dramatic feeling
Other color requirements
Details are in the attached document. The mood is very serious and dramatic, so you can make a judgment as long as it isn't a total clown show.
see attached file for design details.
What to avoid
Adolari are NOT mechanical, so nothing that hints at traditional metal-and-wire androids.