Omnibus Cover #2

My husband came to my rescue and recreated for the omnibus cover the exact same look of the books in the Ginecean series. I merely played with the final product.

Roberto’s masterpiece in all its splendor:

Ginecean Chronicles (Roberto)

My only contribution was to slightly change the effects on the two chosen images:

Ginecean Chronicles (Monica)

I think we have a winner.

Omnibus Cover #2

Omnibus Cover for The Ginecean Chronicles #1

Outside is foggy and grayer than usual. I’ve been waiting for a few sites to answer me back so I can plan my next book promotion, and so I had a few hours of idle time and started working on a possible cover for an omnibus. This is the first attempt.

The Ginecean Chronicles

Omnibus Cover for The Ginecean Chronicles #1

Of Summers Past…

I am still trying to scratch the surface of the behemoth that is Expression Design 4, but one day at a time I am getting closer to it. Today, inspired by one of the paintings I created with Artrage a few years ago, I invented a title, added several textures to match the mood of the title, then worked with 8 layers to manage text and image. A professional would have found an easier way to achieve the same result, without drowning under a sea of layers. Because of the typeface I used, this cover doesn’t work well when scaled to thumbnail size, but I like its overall feeling. The  image conveys a sense of playfulness with just a hint of dark memories lurking under the title. At least, that is what I wished to achieve with this project. And now, I want to write this story.

Of Summers Past

Of Summers Past…

Only at Night: Same Model, Different Concepts for a Cover

In my attempt to create new covers for my stories, I have been hard at work and must confess I am having fun. Below, is an example of what I have done for the past three days. I have yet to master Expression Design and Gimp, but I feel I am making progress toward the right direction. I had a few images left over from earlier projects and I used them to create a series of mock book covers. Maybe I’ll write this story one day.

Only at Night

Only at Night.Sepia Backdrop

Only at Night.Blue Backdrop

Only at Night: Same Model, Different Concepts for a Cover