Sunday, August 12, 2012

Display Photo Book for FenCon

I'm hoping to attend FenCon IX this year so that I can do some promoting for my cover designs.  I'll be printing out some poster size copies of a few of my covers as well as setting out some business cards.  I will also have the below book created on Shutterfly so display some of my stuff as well.  I'll be sharing a table with T.M. Simmons, but if I'm not able to be in attendance then it will be just her with some of my stuff.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Exclusive Stock - Cemetery Pack 1

This stock was created exclusively for the Ghost Hunting Diary Volume IV (by T.M. Simmons) book cover. Photos were taken at Dry Creek Cemetary in Poetry, TX over the course of two trips (a week apart).  This pack includes all seven stock images used to create the cover.

Since this is an exclusive stock, it will not be available for download on deviantArt.  Due to the time and effort it took to go out an get these pictures there will be a one-time purchase fee of $50, payable through PayPal, to use these images.  You will be alowed to use them for personal or commercial use as long as you follow the Usage Agreement Guidlines (included in the pack).

If you are interested in purchase, please contact me.

Ghost Hunting Diary Volume IV Cover

I went out and took stock pictures at Dry Creek Cemetery so that I wouldn't have to hunt all over for stock this time around. 

Kindle Link: Coming Soon
T.M. Simmons: Website   &  Facebook

Stock Used
Background & Tombstones - policegirl01
Building - cyborgsuzystock
Grass - fairiegoodmother
Font - OptimusPrinceps

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