The Making of a Cover

What else makes writing novels fun? … doing the artwork for said novel!

Here is the cover artwork I did for my latest book.  I drew it back before NANO started, just to give myself some inspiration on what I want my characters to look like.

This—as you can see—is the start.  Here we have the main character and his trusty horse.  (Well, their heads anyway…)

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This fellow here, well, he’s a main c. too, but not the title character.

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He is the little brother—if you will.  Ready and waiting is he, with his bow (not seen) and quiver full of arrows.  Hopefully he’ll never run out…

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And now, everyone is all drawn out.

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And almost all coloured…

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And done!

From left to right: Bernard, Farerick, Parish, Broderick, Deyorn, and Eryn.

(As for where Bernard’s quiver is, I do not know…Mistakes will happen!)

So anyway, for this picture, I used mostly watercolours, with some pen—Pitt Pens, that is—and a little bit of coloured pencil.

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6 thoughts on “The Making of a Cover

  1. ForeverWrens

    Fantastic painting! Your people and horses always look so good, of course.

    Ah, those quivers, though—they’re tricky little things, am I right?… 😉

  2. This is awfully epic! Broderick looks so good with his cap, on his horse… I never thought of making a cover! It looks like fun, but I haven’t even got a title…How’s the word count going?

    • Thank you, MR! Making covers is so much fun! Oh, sometimes it can be really hard to think of a title…It was fairly easy for this book, though I still wonder… My word count is going fine, thanks, how’s yours?—as of today, mine is at 29,065, which means to reach my goal, I have almost 30,000 more words to write………piece a’ cake!!

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