|Yep. This was never
meant to be a
See, I love to fiddle with creating covers. They help me envision the day when the story behind them would be published. It’s a motivational thing. And this story has been through four versions over the years.
But I know my limits when I originally decided to self-publish The Rogue King, I knew mister Main Character over there was not going to make the grade.
As you can no doubt guess, he’s not something you can get from your average photo.
So … I took to the web, scouring the sites for an artist who could render my guy better than me. After back-pedalling from a few sites before I’d a heart attack and umming over a few other sites, I was no less confused than before.
One night, while half awake, I turned to deviantART. That’s where a lot of the artists I found kept a large portion of their portfolios, and they’ve a forum for people to commission commercial works. This is where I fell upon my knees before the artistic community and explained my situation … poorly, I may add. This eventually led me to Ros Kovac (Warning: Graphic Images).
Now I had never commissioned anything like this in my life and I was still a little fuzzy on the whole process, but Ros was kind enough to lead me through all that. Even when I forgot one crucial detail. *blush* I did a lot, I mean a lot, of private squeeing for each stage, but the final image had me bouncing around the house.
I regret nothing as I, for the first time in sixteen years, finally have an accurate image of my MC.
|Admit it, you skipped to here. ^_^|
It seems so much more real now. Well, this and having the little section on Goodreads.
Of course, I love the full spread of the paperback version even more.