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The making of a pet portrait

I am honored to be trusted to create our friend’s pet portraits. I really think he loves his Rottweilers as much as I love my furbabies.. and that is saying so much.

I even snapped a quick one of their old kitty, Sylvester they inherited when a family member passed. Now to decide if they’d look best on wood, canvas, standouts, metal, acrylic, glass or as framed prints.

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A glimpse behind the scenes of product photography sessions

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Product photography and book cover photography are similar in that the product is what should stand out, just like a title and author name on a cover. The art should support it, and match the theme but not take away from the title or product. This is the same ideas I put into practice on my scripture photos too. Continue reading

The making of Through The Brown Mountain Lights book covers for CC Tillery

The sister duo CC Tillery hired me to make or remake the covers for their Appalachian Journey series. I’m honored to be chosen again for their Brown Mountain Lights series.

Through The Brown Mountain Lights

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The making of the covers for the Appalachian Journey series by CC Tillery [final part 4] is for Wise Woman

Boy this post has been a long time coming!  Now we did physically build another house, move and I had other projects going but I think I’m at least a year overdue on writing the post.

The sister duo already has a new series about the Brown Mountain Lights with one out and the second one in the works. I guess I’ve just been busy with things but today while clearing out my computer files I decided to post before some of the files I had were deleted.

This one was bittersweet. It was my favorite cover but it was also the last in the series. I can tell you the end of the book required tissue.  Continue reading

My part in the making of Bill Ramsey’s cover.

Light Swirls

This cover illustration is for author Bill Ramsey.

I was hired for the front cover. Bill and his publisher ended up using my concept idea by keeping similar text and colors but using just my light swirl illustration.  Continue reading

The making of the covers for the Appalachian Journey series by CC Tillery [part 3]

The third book cover I designed for the sister-duo, CC Tillery was actually a redesign of their first book in the Appalachian Journey series, Whistling Woman.

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This one intimidated me a little for a few reasons. Continue reading