Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Current Projects/Commissions/Contests

Here is a current list of what I'm working on.

  • Book Cover - Dead Man Hand by T.M. Simmons
  • Book Cover - GHD Vol 1 by T.M. Simmons (redesign)
  • Book Cover - GHD Vol 2 by T.M. Simmons (redesign) (on hold)
  • Book Cover - GHD Vol 4 by T.M. Simmons
  • Book Cover - TBD Romance by Trana Mae Simmons
  • Book Cover - MP-1 by C.L. Smothers

EDIT - Updated 10/28

    Fourth of July Fireworks @ Terrell, TX

    Fourth of July Fireworks Show @ Ben Gill Park in Terrell, TX

    Print Available on: deviantArt

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Montana Surrender Cover v.2

    This is the new cover for Montana Surrender, a romance novel by Tran mae Simmons.  Like the original Bittersweet Promises cover, this one was only the background image to start.  Trana wanted something attention grabbing and spicy, and I think I pulled it off.

    The guy, or really body in this case, didn't need much done.  I added on some hair on both the chest and arm.  The woman, on the other had, had a lot of work done.  First, I had to move the corsett up a bit and then paint out the black & white tube top.  Then I darkend her hair, then added in fallway locks on both sides.  Next, I added in the eyelashes then adjusted her overall skin tone.  The last bit I did was to extend the grass down in the background a bit so that the tree sat a little higher.

    On a funnier note, I've noticed that this one seems to be a little too hot for many of the groups on dA.  It's been accepted then removed from three so far.

    Kindle - Amazon
    Trana Mae Simmons: Website & Facebook

    Stock Used:
    Man - Hot Damn Stock (provided by Trana Mae Simmons)
    Woman - Dreamstime (provided by Trana Mae Simmons)
    Background - Dreamstime (provided by Trana Mae Simmons)
    Hair - lpdragonfly Set 1, Set 2 & Set 3
    Body Hair - CreativeMac
    Eyelashes - redheadstock
    Font - Pristina

    Bittersweet Promises Cover v.2

    This is the revamp of the Bittersweet Promises cover.  The original version of the cover only had the background image and title/author text, and was done quick since she had to get the book up with a limited amount of time. 

    For the most part, there wasn't a lot to be done with this one except some clean up.  I added in facial and body hair on the man and evened out the woman's skin tone.  The hardest part was making the sweat.  I'm not overly satisfied with it, but I'm hoping to go back at a later date and fix it.

    Kindle - Amazon

    Trana Mae Simmons: Website & Facebook

    Stock Used:
    Couple - HotDamnStock  (provided by Trana Simmons)
    Background - Dreamstime (provided by Trana Mae Simmons)
    Stubble - galagraphia
    Body Hair - CreativeMac
    Sweat - PlanetPhotoShop - Beads with Sweat Effect tutorial & RetouchPro - Sweat tutorial
    Font - Chancery Cursive

    The Wormhole Project Cover

    The finished cover for the upcoming science fiction release of The Wormhole Project by CL Smothers.  This one was fun, mostly since CL had a very clear idea of what he wanted.  The hardest part was finding good star brushes.  The apple was my own creation, and I was super happy that I got a chance to create my own stock for a change.

    Also, the binary code says 'The Wormhole Project', repeated several times.

    Kindle Link - Coming Soon

    Stock Used:
    Apple - policegirl01 (me)
    Nebula - ineedfire
    Stars - kuschelirmel
    Blood drop - dark-dragon-stock
    Lines - iz-person
    Leaf - thepurpleyard-stock
    Fonts - Super Retro M45 (title/author) & Shruti MS Font (binary)

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    dA Portfolio

    Several weeks back, I started putting together a portfolio on dA Portfolio.  Right now, I have a few categories up.  A lot of what's in it so far are items I've not posted here on the blog, so it's worth chekcing out.

    DAC "Supernatural Love Story" Entry

    Level 2 entry for Dark Art Challenges "Supernatural Love Story" Theme

    Neither would ever be able to move on from this night. The Lady would know only pain and sorrow the rest of her days. The murdered Lord would forever haunt her steps, unable to comfort her while watching her once vibrant being waste away to nothing...a fate worse than death.

    Stock Used:
    Background - e-dina  **Required Stock **
    Man - falln-stock
    Woman - mjranum-stock
    Roses - e-dina