Friday, 19 July 2013

New Premade Covers Available

Hello everyone!

I've got some new premade covers available on my website. The first one is a fantasy cover, which I called Shadowfall, shown to the right. I had so much fun making this one. In fact, I even painted the raven shadow in the middle myself. I'm happy with the result, and I hope someone will enjoy it too.

The second one is more of a YA/NA romance cover, called Never Look Back. It was a bit trickier for me to make, since I couldn't quite find the right stock image. I ended up finding a great one anyway, so I'm glad. It's a more versatile cover, usable for a greater variety of genres, but still very pretty.

I also had a lot of fun making up fake blurbs for these two, as they are both available as print covers. So, just for fun, I've posted Never Look Back's fake blurb below. Enjoy!

"Anna promised herself to never look back at the life she had before moving to New York City to be lawyer.
But when Jason Callahan - the very reason she left Blackwater - comes knocking at her door, she is no longer able to ignore the past. 
Jason is a different man than he was ten years ago, and he, too, had a reason to leave his hometown. Wrongly accused of a murder, he goes to the only lawyer he trusts - if only he can make her trust him.
While trying to prove Jason’s innocence, an old flame turns into a blazing fire.
The past catches up with Anna and knocks her off her feet."

Both are available as full 6 x 9 inch print covers, right here.

Let me know what you think of them!

- Alice.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Down The Rabbit Hole.

"The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well."
That's what this feels like for me. Excited and afraid, falling down, knowing you'll reach the ground once. Very soon, I am going to do something I've never done before: selling my artwork. And I'm dead nervous.

What if people don't like it? As long as you are giving away art for free, it doesn't matter so much, but once you start asking money, they rightfully want only the best. I'd hate to disappoint people. What if nobody is interested? What if all the effort was for nothing?

It will work out in the end, I know, but it can still be scary to put yourself out there.

I shall keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.