Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Year Updates

It looks like 2015 is going to be a busy year.  I already have a few cover that I'm starting some prep-work for, and there are several that I know for sure that I will be doing during the year.

As far as conventions go, I've gotten a weekend pass for Who Fest 2.  I want to get a rent table, but I don't know how much they will be right now.  I also don't know if I will have much else besides the leftover FenCon posters...mostly due to time constraints & table info limbo.

FenCon will also be a go this year too.  I am planing on having buttons of varying sizes this year, possibly some books of authors I've done some covers for (possibly C.L. Smothers & Alexander Fernandez), steampunk jewelry (made by my mom), and some crochet/arm knit things in Doctor Who colors/theme.

I will also have some things out at the Beckham Spirit Fest too, but probably not a whole lot.

Beware a visit from Gryla!

Made for zemenz for the Secret Satan Exchange hosted by dA-Morgue

Meet Grýla, mystical giantess of Iceland & mother of the Yule Lads.  She devours naughty children. 

I had originally wanted to do the Yule Lads, but I got flooded with last minute commissions & my daughter got sick (then passed it on to me) I didn't have anywhere near the amount of time to work on the project.  Yule Lads next year, I promise.  I'm not overly familiar with the legend of Grýla, and there really wasn't much about her online as far as how she would look.  I ended up crossing her between the newer, old lady/witch version with the horned oger pics I found.  It's still missing something, so I may make a few changes later.

Icelandic Translation: Beware a visit from Grýla!  (I used Google so it might be way off)

Stock Used:

Woman - Dollar Photo Club…

Horns - Horns psd

Eyes -  Eye Iris Brushes

Tree - Dollar Photo Club…

Background - Premade Background

Blood - Blood Drip

Font - Note This…

The Wormhole Project Full Cover

This is the full sized cover for the print edition of The Wormhole Project.  I had some issues with Photoshop wanting to keep flattening all the layers on me at random, but I was able to get this one done pretty quick.

CL Smothers Website -
Amazon -…

Stock Used:

Planet -…
Nebula -…
Moon -…
Astronauts/Satellite - Dollar Photo Club…
Wormhole - distortion of background; used 'Create a Wormhole' tutorial for reference…

Font - Super Retro M54… & Garamond