Here is the latest re-do of my chapter covers - this one is for Chapter 2 - The High Priestess. Comments are always welcome.
Still avoiding doing the edit on CLEAVE...but I will...I promise. In the meantime, I have gone back and redone a few of the chapter covers for PARIS BALLAD. Here are two of them.
Taking a brief break before I tackle the 4th revision on CLEAVE my YA novel (joblakely.com) to play with the Art Nouveau style covers for my graphic novel Paris Ballad which will also be published under the name Jo Blakely. Thinking of re-doing the other chapter covers that I have already done - but not quite happy with. This one is for Chapter 6 "The Lovers".
This was for a twitter #daily___doodle, but I used the opportunity to really practice what I had been learning lately about composition, perspective, and light and shadow. I originally had the chicken in Mr. Fox's arms pulling away scared, but prefer this version where she has fallen in love with his charms and would go anywhere with him. Sly fox.
I found this template for mapping your influences on Deviantart.com from fox-orion and decided to do one myself. I could add so many more. So many are missing! I'd need a map at least twice as large. However, this is a nice reflection of some of those that influenced and inspire me from ages ago to today.
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
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