Friday, May 27, 2011

Sorry about the delays, everyone - I've been dealing with a moving problem that is eating all of my time that isn't spent at work, and Kraken is neck deep in a couple of book cover commissions that he can't talk about...

Monday, May 9, 2011

WIP - Shrunken Head Private Commission

Here's some more photos of my current Work In Progress, a private commission currently titled simply "Shrunken Head II"

This is the final couple of layers of paint, what ended up being between 8-12 different applications to get that right impression of being skin that had been stripped away, stretched, then charred over a low flame until it had shrunken and blackened, then rubbed with ash and charcoal. Making shrunken heads is fun!

All that really remains is the details now, sealing, decorations, the hair...

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Book Cover - The Whispering Ferns - Out Now!

 It's always an exciting day when I can announce that one of the books that I've designed a cover for is available for purchase!

 From Barnes & Noble -

Eleven-year-old James "Smith" Campbell usually avoids adventure and thrills, but when he is forced to visit his troublemaking cousins in the tiny fishing village of Moonstone Bay, he is thrown into secret passages, ghosts, pranks, tall tales, and the disappearance of his new friend, Noelle.

Convinced the townspeople are following the wrong leads, Smith sets out to prove she took off on her own to search for a mysterious ghostly shape. Ignoring his fears and a fast approaching storm, he enters the dreaded forest alone.

And a note from the author -

A kids book about ghosts, new friends, bravery, hidden passages, big spooky houses, the awesome state of Washington, the Whispering Ferns is a book in the grand tradition of John Bellairs, Encyclopedia Brown, The Hardy Boys and all of those awesome adventure novels we loved as kids. If that sounds like your idea of a fun time, check it out. It's available in various formats on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and will be coming soon to the Kobo, iPad and most good electronic booksellers. And it's only $2.99!