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4. Making a Template

4. Making a Template

Quick post today because I haven’t been able to work on this as much as I had planned! Today’s topic: making a starting template. Specifically, this will be an ebook template and I will show you later on how I turn those into POD (print […]

Ascent: Infinite Realm

Ascent: Infinite Realm

Oooh, this looks interesting: a steampunk/fantasy setting, absolutely gorgeous ships and vehicles, and…well, typical combat from the video. It will probably come with all the baggage that the typical Asian MMO comes with in terms of open-world PvP, cash shop naughtiness and so on, but […]

2. Know Your Competition: Research

2. Know Your Competition: Research

Aside from learning how to use the tools of the trade, one of the most important things that you can do prior to creating your cover is to research current trends in your genre, as well as cover trends overall for the current year. Cover […]

1. Getting Started: Tools

1. Getting Started: Tools

This is the first in what will (hopefully) be a series on basic book cover design. Nothing scary, nothing too complicated, just a guide for authors who want to design their own covers or graphic designers just starting out. More experienced designers will know all […]

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Arting is difficult when your eyes will barely open…sooo damned tired. I woke up at just after 2:00 am this morning and am now in a fog of cotton wool and numbness. Anyway, some art stuff from this afternoon. :)

Free Cover Giveaway 2017

Free Cover Giveaway 2017

Last year I had a mini-contest of sorts for a free cover, and ended up giving away two. More about the motivation behind the giveaway and specifics as to what I was looking for here. I plan on doing this again for 2017 and announcing […]

Destiny 2: So. Much. Fun.

Destiny 2: So. Much. Fun.

We spent a lot of the weekend playing Destiny 2, and after finishing the initial storyline and reaching level cap I have to admit that I really, really loved it. Not being much of a console player, I didn’t play the first one so I […]

New: Barbarians

New: Barbarians

New stock as of this morning: Barbarian Queens! Just playing with a new armor set and having SO much fun with it. More here: stock photos for book cover art.

Halloween Spookiness

Halloween Spookiness

Pretty Pennywise: click for full length image   I’ve been working on a few spooky images for the season – I mean, who doesn’t love Halloween? :) Click for full image – cropped because of nudity.

Stock Images: Ideas?

As and when I have the time (which isn’t as often as I’d like, unfortunately!) I’ve been working on 3D/CGI art for stock images. I use them myself in covers and art, and I have a small portfolio of stock images on Depositphotos. These are […]