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Behind the Book Covers, behind the shot, behind the photo

The making of Chasing the Brown Mountain Lights cover for CC Tillery

Chasing the Brown Moutain Lights is the fourth book in the Brown Mountain Lights series.  The colors on this one came together so nicely.  The sister duo authors want to continue using the one photo I took of Brown Mountain from the first book, and just make changes to the colors and adding a second foreground image composite.

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The making of Into the Brown Mountain Lights cover for CC Tillery

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Series are typically easier, the last one, book 2, being the exception, as you already have a theme, type and somewhat of a design layout to follow.  Continue reading

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 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

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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The making of the covers for the Appalachian Journey series by CC Tillery [part 2]

The first cover I designed for CC Tillery was for the 3rd book in the series, Beloved Woman.  10897032_708790489228596_6732235385032332412_n  The second cover was a re-design of the 2nd book in the series Moonfixer. Continue reading