Here is the full story behind this great image. I had an idea of what I wanted. I did a couple of quick sketches for the layout and then sat down with color pencils and made a drawing. I thought the drawing was pretty good (I may post it some day). I had my cover! I showed Belinda and she said she could touch it up a bit, get it in shape for publishing. Fine, there were a lot of little issues. She played with it a bit, made some fixes and a few small changes, but it just wasn’t gelling. I made a comment and we realized she had missed one of the points I was trying to make. It was the image’s fault, not hers. With the new knowledge in hand she made major, major changes, pretty much reworking it from scratch. And it was marvelous.
What is cool is that all of the elements I had for the image are there. The layout’s the same. She even brought in a few pieces of the original. But the cover is so, so much more than my original pencil sketch.
Anyway, as I said, I couldn’t be happier with the drawing and all of the help from an artists point of view that she gave me. Thanks Belinda!
As you may guess, the release is coming very soon! (see the blurb here)
Update: It is here! Here are some links:
There are others as well. I can get links for many of them, but it might be quicker to search Amazon for the book title or my name.