Category Archives: My art

Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 8…

#4 Okay, I do love the font… but I need to trim those bushes back. Gray sky would be better to show off the text. #4-A Same background, but I reversed it, left to right. Remember, the pointy rock will … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 7…

#1 Okay, I did some mock-ups of the first of the background photos I took, with our princess in front of them. The white line in the center of each version is to remind us that the cover will be … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 6…

Okay, I have picked out ten photos to choose between as the main background for the novel cover art. The advantage with these photos is that I took them myself, so I don’t need to worry about stealing an image. … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 5…

Oh yeah, now our model… my younger daughter, Mollie… is looking more like a princess leading a desperate rebellion against an evil empire! It sure helps that I replaced the plastic PVC pipe she was holding with a spear. I … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 4…

No, I know it looks stupid now. It is just an early-stage mock-up. I decided that I am going to do a wrap-around cover, so the beach will extend all the way to the back cover of the book. This … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 3…

Well, everybody liked different pictures of my daughter Mollie, my model for the new novel cover, for different reasons. So I asked her which one she liked best, and she picked this one. So… that is the one I am … Continue reading

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Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 2…

Let’s begin with… uh… the beginning. I have four photos of my daughter, Mollie, to use on the cover art for my newest novel. I am making copies of all the changes as we go, because I have to use … Continue reading

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