SCVK Cover teaser and other stuff

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onekatie:“Closeup of painting I’m chipping away at for the one and only Danielle!!...#digitalpainting #digitalart #artist #art #illustration #bookcover #sketch”That sound you hear is my face cracking because I’M GRINNING SO HARD

onekatie:

Closeup of painting I’m chipping away at for the one and only Danielle!!
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#digitalpainting #digitalart #artist #art #illustration #bookcover #sketch

That sound you hear is my face cracking because I’M GRINNING SO HARD


 

In other news…*squints at 41 printed pages of Armello fanfic* When did this get so long?! Probably time to re-read it soon.

I wrote some today on Horror and Frenchies and suddenly my motivation’s run out. Literally nothing sounds good to do (except maybe play DROPSY, but I don’t want to continue on without my friend over so.)

Well, playing DEAD SECRET sounds good but the last time I played it it got my heart going and I’m already kinda hyped by the SCVK cover preview. X33 I don’t know if my heart could take it.

TACOS TONIGHT!!

Steel City, Veiled Kingdom cover sketch (by artist Katie Payne)

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Really excited about this! Collaborating with an author to make a book cover for her life’s work novel that she’s going to self publish. She’s got a great vision! #art #painting #drawing #sketch #illustration

Approved this SCVK book cover sketch last Thursday! So psyched, Katie’s gonna knock this outta the park! XD EEE THIS IS GONNA BE *TOTALLY* *WICKED*!!!

Lady Fiction

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One of my besties just published her first full-length novel. I’m so proud!!!

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About the book:

This is a story about America.

Also about Lady Fiction, a robot of GRACE and POISE who solves CRIMES. Robots do not dream of destiny, and yet she dreams. She dreams of finding American Hero, of bringing her back to save an America on the ragged edge of being eaten up by God’s own chaos.

She dreams of a series of Pintos, left wrecked, mangled, and exploded across amber waves of grain and majestic purple mountains.

She dreams of befriending serial killers and quieting ghosts, and eating trash from a thousand dumpsters to fuel her stomach furnace. She dreams of waking gods and putting others down. She dreams of facing off the Devil and forcing her to change her crooked ways.

But all dreams lie. So does Lady Fiction.

Entropy wins. All you can do is steal a few moments from it.

I got to read the first part of it years ago. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. If you’re looking for a DIFFERENT yet funny yet thoughtful-deep read, you should grab it.

Trevor Smith, Book Cover Illustrator

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After a month of correspondence, I’ve decided not to use Trevor Smith as my cover artist for SCVK.

However, he was professional and prompt about his communication, and he deserves more clients. Posted above are some of his pieces you in case you’re looking for a science fiction book cover. (The last one won him the Grand Prize in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest!) I just love his little pops of color!

His covers start at $600, unless you have a concept he’s really into and are willing to hand over a lot of control to him, then the price starts at $300. He understands that book covers are billboards and wants to do a good job selling your book.

I found him through the KBoards Yellow Pages forum and am glad to have another great artist to follow!

He’s also on DeviantArt. Consider commissioning him today!