UPDATE: The Kickstarter was fully funded a mere hour before the deadline — hooray! If you want to follow the author on Facebook, here’s her author page.
I’m putting in one last word for my friend Elizabeth Ann Scarborough’s Kickstarter for her new fantasy novel “The Shell Game”. As I write, the campaign has 6 hours to go! Yesterday we discovered we had exactly 8 calendars left over from a previous campaign which we were readying for mailing, and decided to offer them as a last-minute perk to contributors. Go have a look at the campaign’s Kickstarter site, and maybe you’ll be the magic contributor who kicks it over the top!
Here are a few of the calendar images, which feature some of my book covers for Annie’s books (I’ve done more than 20!). You can see the whole set on my Facebook Page. Click on the images to enlarge.
Annie designed the shield in her beading program (she’s a very talented beadweaver as well as writer!) and I made it into a book cover using the banner and shell ornaments I designed for the series. The dragons on either side are from one of my Celtic pen and ink drawings. The Songs for the Seashell Archives series covers were done mostly digitally; after an initial pen and ink outline drawing I did all the colouring and lettering digitally.
I used Photoshop to create a wider galaxy for this portrait of my cat Mak to sit upon, using the existing background bits and lots and lots of Photoshop clone stamp! The original was watercolour with coloured pencil.
This calendar page features the book cover for Cleopatra 7.2 as the central image, but I used bits from Channelling Cleopatra as the backdrop; lots more clone stamping in Photoshop to erase the elements of the picture I didn’t want and replace them with bits from other parts of the picture. The original was watercolour and coloured pencil.