• Stock Photos

    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 use for art or the creation of book covers permitted. Re-sale as stock, or re-sale without change, is prohibited.

     

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    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.

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    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 to make the world a bit less hateful. Here you go, free stuff – have fun with it and write some diverse characters to give girls everywhere hope for the future.

     

    Personal or commercial use for art or the creation of book covers permitted. Re-sale as stock, or re-sale without change, is prohibited.

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    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.

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    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 stock, or re-sale without change, is prohibited.

     

    End Times Sign Ravven

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    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 whappin’ stick to you. :)

     

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    Kickass Older Assassin Stock

    Book Cover 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 I’m getting older. :)

  • book cover art,  Stock Photos

    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, or new clothing options. Have fun!

     

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  • Stock Photos

    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 mainly for poses and costumes only, as it can be very difficult to find any type of action pose on stock sites, and genre-specific costumes can also be difficult to find. Use the body, replace head/hair with photo textures, and quite often you can’t tell the difference.

    These are mainly in the science fiction, urban fantasy or steampunk genres, as romance and historical stock is very well covered. There also isn’t exactly a shortage of hunky shirtless male models in normal stock. :)

    I’m also trying to build a portfolio of PoC models, as that can be difficult to find – especially in science fiction, fantasy, etc.

    My question is: what are the types of things that you look for, but can’t find? The stuff that I can create is somewhat limited in terms of costume to the outfits that I have access to, of course.

    There are always images that you assume you’ll be able to find TONS of, but upon looking realise that you don’t have a lot of choices: things such as back views of girls in jeans. Lots of unusable/cringeworthy ones, but very few cool-looking ones of tough urban fantasy girls with long hair. Just one example…what is yours?

    I’d honestly like to know.