As a designer, I do a lot of photo-manipulation (combining images and using that as the base, and adding effects on top of that), but I decided to also start painting some covers from scratch. (That’s ‘digital’ painting, mind you, done in photoshop with a tablet). I thought it would be neat to share some step-by-step progress images, for anyone interested in seeing what goes into painting a piece. Enjoy!
Like most designers, I make use of stock imagery to create a lot of my covers. Unlike many designers, I combine images and ‘paint’ effects on top of them to create an end product that is unique. However, some authors prefer to have a 100% original option. For this reason, I’m now offering some covers made from 100% original artwork. Painting these from scratch takes longer, and so they will be on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but hopefully this will help cater to a wider range of happy customers!
I only have one cover up so far, but more on the way! You can view this new gallery now or in the future by clicking on the ‘100% Original Premades’ tab at the top of this blog!
Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! It only made sense to use some of my wintry and Christmas imagery to put together a card, and spread a little extra cheer.
There are still a lot of discounted covers to take advantage of, if anyone feels the need to use some of their Christmas money on fun book-ish stuff! Check out my $25-and-under album for all the cheap deals going on until the new year:
Stay safe and be merry!
One of my most common and unfortunate typos is leaving the ‘o’ off of hello when I’m emailing clients.
These exchanges end up sounding something like this:
“Hell, here’s a first draft.”