Look for it coming soon to eBook!
“Marilyn Monroe look-a-like, Mercy Watts, has her share of problems, despite her fabulous face. Her father’s a private investigator and when he ropes her into one of his cases, Mercy can’t contain her curiosity. Two college students have confessed to the brutal rape of a young woman, but reason they had the opportunity, remains a mystery. The case will take her from a dive bar to sorority row to the gutter. But Mercy will solve the case, if she can survive it.”
And of course, the matching Facebook Timeline Cover Image:
Latest cover drawn for Emma Wulff, for her upcoming book “The Catcher of the Guy: A Girl’s Guide to Getting the Guy”
(click the image to view larger on Deviantart.com)
Look for it COMING SOON on eBook!
Looking around my page, it’s probably pretty obvious I do a lot of photography or photomanipulation work. Most of the book covers I’ve done have been on that basis. But did you know, I also do vector drawings? (I also draw with a good old fashioned pencil and paper, and paint too…but shhhhh!!)
I know there are some authors out there who prefer a more classic, hand drawn artwork, versus the photoshopped cover work. In today’s day in age, yes, hand drawn can be done on the computer. All my vector images are hand drawn. There’s no stock or clipart involved. Just me, my mouse (need to get my tablet back!), and some software.
I have put together a Pre-made vector drawn cover to show as an example of my work. (For information on how to purchase Pre-made Covers click here)
If you have wandered over to my E-book & Print Cover Art Design tab at the top of this page, then you’ve probably noticed the price jump between a photomanipulation and a vector cover. Why you ask? Well, plain and simply, it takes me more time. I’m not working with stock images, I’m not taking bits and pieces of something already made to make something new. I’m starting from scratch.
For more information, or questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone expresses their creativity in their own ways. Sometimes it can be taken too far, but where do you draw the line?
The other day I was working on the computer while my 4-year-old daughter was sitting, back against my arm, watching cartoons. Well I thought she was watching the cartoons. When I got up to get something, she turned into the couch like she was hiding something. When I looked, she had a marker in her hand and was drawing all over herself. I mean EVERYWHERE! I asked her what she was doing, and she said she wanted to be a pretty picture. I couldn’t keep a straight face, it was just too adorable. So instead of punishing her, I told her if anyone asks, to tell them she is expressing her creativity. Then of course, I had to take pictures!
She just looks so proud of herself, doesn’t she?
A couple days before this little expression of creativity, she was playing in her room very quietly. Suddenly, she comes out to the living room to tell daddy she has his pencil. Instantly I knew she drew on something. I asked what she colored on, and she looks at me all innocent like and says “On paper only, I only draw on paper.” Of course I didn’t believe her and asked her if she was coloring in her books again (which she recently got in trouble for). Then she says yes, but it was a coloring book. I told her to go and get it for me so I can see. She runs down the hallway, and I hear her opening up the closet where I keep the coloring books, then she runs back with one. She opens it up to a page that was colored and says “See, I colored in my coloring book.”
First of all, I never heard her get one out and put it back. Second, she said she colored with daddy’s pencil, and the coloring book was colored with crayons. I let it go, assuming she colored in one of the books on her shelf that she had already colored in. I really didn’t feel like yelling and punishing her at the time. I know, I know, you should never let a 4-year-old get away with something because they’ll just push it further.
Later that night, when I went to tuck her into bed, I found what she really colored on. One of her walls, in her recently painted bedroom, is now sporting a mural of people holding hands, and flowers. It was just too cute to punish. Man I can be a softy sometimes.
Here are a couple pictures. Her walls are Pepto Bismal Pink (not my choice) and the flash left a glare, so I had to make them black and white so you could see the drawings.
Honestly, I really don’t let the kids get away with drawing on things they aren’t supposed to, but come on? How could you resist these? She’s just expressing her creativity! My little artist in the making…..
Since I started working on my scuba diving designs, which needed to be vectorized to make good t-shirts, I’ve been screwing around in our sign program drawing other designs too. I can’t quite get the whole drawing and vectorizing in Photoshop, so I have to make do with this other program. So once again, I’m gonna self-promote and share some of my new vector designs! A couple of these are available as t-shirts at my Redbubble gallery, and all are available on multiple products at my Zazzle store.
With my first series of vector image product, I would like to introduce you to Pynki Q! She’s just a lil blob of a thing I drew playing in the sign program.
As you can see, she’s available on stickers, in which you can change the background color. Also she has her own mug, shirts, and more!
And then there’s Pynki Q’s brother (or just the bluer version of Pynki Q), Pynki Q Blue!
Pynki Q Blue is also featured on stickers and is featured in his very own Birthday card!
And here is someone else I would like to introduce you too, he comes in several different colors, but is always happy to see you. I introduce to you Mr. Happy Bones! (I know, the names are gay!)
I also made a few customizable cards with a lovely floral vector I drew, that is also available on shirts. Just click the customize it button, and you can change the background color and the text to fit your needs!
And then there’s the lovely butterfly.
And a cute lil fishy!
The lil fishy lead me to draw this mini scuba cartoon, which I feel is a little better than the last one I tried. It is also available as a mug, sticker, and postcard.
I have a few more drawings done, including a guitar and a frog, but just haven’t uploaded and made anything with them yet. I hope you enjoyed my little preview of some of my new products.