Mutterings and utterings of a budding novelist

Archive for October, 2012

Book Cover Design Service

It had occured to me a while ago that I should combine my job and hobbies to start a small sideline business.

I’ve now been a Graphic Designer for nine years, and during this time I’ve designed the odd book cover for various people. After learning a bit about the book industry I’ve come to learn a few things about how covers should look.

So why not start a small business providing quality yet affordable book cover designs.

Creative Covers

All covers start from ยฃ100. ๐Ÿ™‚

Halloween Invites

Like last year my friends Flick and Natasha are hosting a Halloween party. Seriously, these two and their friends are like the female versions of ‘Van Wilder’.

Here’s the artwork I did for their invites this year, based on their costumes from last year ๐Ÿ™‚


Book 2 ‘Spirit’s Pain’

Well the ball is most definitely rolling in getting the second book of Tapestry of Fates complete. Since the actual story was completed back in 2008, all that is left to be done is the artwork and making the second draft.

Here’s the cover for it, including the artwork without any text on it.

Here we see Ella reluctantly heading up towards the Red Saviour. Originally I just envisioned the suit being a tight fighting red ensemble. But during painting I decided she should have ‘chakra’ style orbs down her back. Obviously I missed out the red base chakra, otherwise sitting might be quite uncomfatable ๐Ÿ˜€

Book 2 Cover ‘Spirit’s Pain’

Untold Tapestry of Fates Chapters โ€“ No.2 Lieutenant Lee Dowson โ€˜Ultimate Foeโ€™

Wow! I have been slacking on my blog.

Not through laziness you understand, but through a never-ending ‘to-do’ list.

I will be back mumbling and grumbling asap.
Until then, here is another untold chapter. This one concerns my awesome cousin Lee who I almost share an identical surname with.

Love ya cuz! ๐Ÿ˜€

As I’ve explained before, these chapters are very rough and were not intended to be published. So bear that in mind.

Lieutenant Lee Dowson ‘Ultimate Foe’