Promo graphic for the Spooks2Read horror ebook promo

My new horror book is in a Halloween promo! (B2R Spooks2Read)

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Ohmygoshyouguys I’m so jazzed! My latest horror book, CHRYSTINE’S SLEEP SOLUTION, is part of a new Books2Read Promo!
(I’m relieved my cover looks like it belongs with the other kids!)

Check it out here: https://books2read.com/rl/spooks2read

Promo graphic for the Spooks2Read horror ebook promoCover for CHRYSTINE'S SLEEP SOLUTION: a front view of a woman with her eyes peacefully closed, but in front of her mouth is a cellphone displaying a distorted, screaming mouth on its screen.(My book looks like this and is listed under the “Horror” section.)

It’d help me and the other authors out a ton if you’d share this promotion with your friends and family. Just share/retweet/whatever this post to anyone you think would love to find their next favorite book!

Looks like there’s some great spooky stories to be had for every budget and taste!

Thanks so much for your help and support!

“Dragon City” practice compositions (2019 background sketchbook)

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Dragon City - 4 composition attempts

“Dragon City.” I’d like to develop one of these into a full-blown painting. Which one is your favorite, 1, 2, 3, or 4?

I drew this after reading some of Betsy Luntao’s tutorials over on DA. Her book How to Draw Backgrounds with Character (by Betsy Luntao, available free on Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/tTiRg ) is one of the most helpful background drawing books I’ve ever seen. These were made after following her advice where you start off with a sentence describing what’s going on with the environment you want to draw (in my case, “a dragon flies over some ancient ruins” or something like that. This was from 2019, give me a break!).

Sketchdump from my 2019 background practice book

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A collection of drawings, including cupcake houses and Pixel J Cat ridin' in a car.Back in 2019, I designated a very inexpensive sketchbook from Target to be my “background practice” sketchbook. I draw stuff from life (furniture! My cat’s activity center!) and practice drawing cupcake houses for Moxie Kitten. That scrawl at the bottom reads: “The fast and the furriest!” Some of my later furniture studies in ink and marker have been fun, I’ll post those after I get through this backlog. I feel like this is a great way to boost my skills in a low-pressure setting.

Player Hillie – a bizarre Silent Hill-inspired monster

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A strange monster with a scissor-faced mask gestures with long fingers

Another one of my Hillie monsters, inspired by the original SILENT HILL series (1-3). I used to want to digitally paint this, but now I think its hanging around is a mental block to me uploading my backlog, so up it goes!

(If you really really want to see this digitally painted, please drop me a comment, maybe that’ll motivate me!)