Freebie Friday: Knight

Freebie Friday: Knight

A strong woman and warrior because we need more strong women in times like this. Yesterday was a very tough day for a lot of us, so here she is. There’s also a reminder that strength and bravery come in all shapes and forms, and perhaps the bravest thing of all is to stand tall without armor and speak your truth when everyone is ranged against you. Personal or commercial…

Freebie Friday: California Assassin

Another free stock image for you, a California assassin type. Because it’s hot and even in dreary England the fields are burnt to a crisp and we can’t sleep because of the airless heat. *cries* Personal or commercial use for art or the creation of book covers permitted. Re-sale as stock, or re-sale without change, is prohibited.

The Art of Personal Writing

The Art of Personal Writing

I’ve had this blog, in one form or another going back to the days of my Greymatter-powered blog, since very early 2002. I remember that because I started it before I got married and moved to the UK as a way of documenting everything both confusing and wonderful along the way. I used to write in it religiously, sometimes several posts a day, and now a month can go by…

Struggling

I know that many of us (just judging by Twitter) are struggling with the energy to meet each day, to do our jobs, to meet deadlines and conquer challenges, in the current dark and mean times. I know it’s not just me. I also know that I have a wonderful situation in that I work for myself, from home rather than in the small, grey cubicle that I spent so…

Freebie Friday: Yeah, It’s Thursday

I was feeling a bit blue today so I thought I’d take a minute to add another free stock image. Sometimes the news and social media combine to present an overwhelming picture of an increasingly bleak, hateful world and that wears on me. I think it wears on us all. I’m limited in supporting change with time and money, so this is one of my very small offerings to try…

Freebie Friday: Taking the Black

I’ll post again someday, I swear. :D In the meantime, have a (probably too specific to actually use, but what the hell) freebie stock image. Personal or commercial use for art or the creation of book covers permitted. Re-sale as stock, or re-sale without change, is prohibited.

Freebie Friday: End Times Sign

Okay, obviously it isn’t Friday yet (damn it), but I had a few minutes to upload something so I will. *casts all propriety to the winds, tears off clothing, runs down the street singing I Gotta Be Me* Ahem. Anyway, here you are: an eroded sign of the apocalypse. Add your own letters as needed. Personal or commercial use for art or the creation of book covers permitted. Re-sale as…

Freebie Friday: Sci Fi Woman

Another Freebie Friday, this one for a sci fi scene. I very rarely do stock with a scene and figure because, well, I hate the idea of a bunch of covers that all look the same. I did like this one, however, so I decided to make it free. Do something different with her. Use as you will, commercial use okay, just don’t resell as stock or I’ll take the…

Kickass Older Assassin Stock

New book cover stock is in the process of being uploaded and approved, multiple images of a badass, mature woman assassin. I fully admit that I create a lot of stock just because I really want to read the book that this character may feature in. We don’t get enough books with badass older women…I don’t know about anyone else, but I certainly don’t identify with cookie-baking grannies just because…

Freebie Friday…the First :D

This is the first in a series of non-regular (i.e., occasional and random) freebie offerings. Download it for book cover stock or artwork, personal or commercial use is okay, but just don’t resell it as your own stock. Play nice. :) Change the hair, add a new face, change anything that you need – the stock that I create is meant for book cover artists who need more action-y poses,…