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Hello and Welcome to my Blog

Hello and welcome to my attempt at blogging. My name is Lyn and my life has taken a new turn in this past year. I have been extremely lucky to have landed myself a role as a Book Cover Artist over at Total-E-Bound. TEB is an erotic romance e-publisher based in the UK with a very impressive list of incredible Authors and some very hot, hot reads.

Being a Cover Artist is one of those jobs that I’ve always wondered about and wished that perhaps one day I’d achieve. Even as a kid I would wish I could paint/draw as well as the artists on the covers of my favourite books. Usually it was horses, like most young girls 😉 . Still it seems to have been one of those jobs that I’ve always coveted, yet could find so little information about.

So I’ve decided to use this blog as a way to promote my own covers, as well as discuss what’s involved in creating them. It’s a bit of a ‘Bridesmaid’ role, considering that it is what’s between the covers that people are after. However, I like to remind myself that mostly it is the cover that draws the reader’s attention in the first place. So instead of being a ‘Bridesmaid’ perhaps we should consider ourselves more like ‘Match Makers’ 😉

All the posts you see below are what I have transferred over from Blogger.



New Header and Cover Breakdown

So, I’ve given myself a bit of a face lift. Thought it was time that I started to put a more professional persona out there 😉 So in this little lapse between covers, I’ve been busy creating banners and avatars.

I’ve also been trying to create a CSS Journal for my DeviantArt page but have given up in disgust. I have a feeling that no matter how hard I try, I’m never going to understand the codes. I might yet have to palm it off to someone who knows a bit more about it. And here I was considering creating my own web page. Yeah. Right!

Here’s a little something that might be of interest. It’s a breakdown of one of Lust In Time. If it’s a bit hard to read, it can be seen here. Just click on it to enlarge.


Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules is Summer Jordan’s next release in her Wives-R-Us series.

The concept for the cover was pretty straight forward. The character has dark curly hair and blue eyes so all I had to do here was change her eye colour. The houses were a good find and seemed to fit the storyline well. The card is a carry-on from the previous cover and ties the series together. So there it is – a pretty simple, yet effective cover 😀

Got a few minutes spare? Go check out Dionne Galace’s recent interview with incredibly talented Cover Artists – April Martinez, Anne Cain, Frauke of Croco Designs & Christine Griffin.

Dionne also asked other cover artists to send in a sample of their work which I did. I got a great & might I add VERY quick response. So it seems that I may just be part of Bam’s Friday Showcase! I was asked for a quick rundown on the cover that I sent over. I’m ot very good at that sort of thing, BUT I sent off a little blurb so we’ll see whether I look like a right git once it hit’s the ether LOL.

Got some more covers coming so better get back to them.


Hitting the Hot Spot

Total-E-Bound has finally emerged onto the Blog scene and what a fantastic emergence it’s been! It’s a week long partay folks, so head on over and check it out. Pick up some interesting snippets on your favourite authors, join in the competitions, win fun prizes, read the latest exerpts … ah, the fun never ends.

See you all there 😀


Da Twins

Okay, it’s been a while, eh? 😀 So here’s the ‘twins’ I was talking about. Turned out okay, although looking at it now I could have probably toned down/darkened the twins a bit. They seem to really stand out. Obviously it’s the same guy, just in a slightly different position.

The woman originally had red hair so I had to darken it to black. Gawd I hate hair. It’s probably one of the few things when it comes to manipulation that I dislike doing. There’s a fine line between having it look ‘normal’ and having it look like a wig. Still, I think I pulled it off this time 😉 Not so sure about the guy’s though.


Prime Suspect & Stock

This is my latest approved cover. Prime Suspect by KS Augustin. Probably up there as one of my favourites.

I’ve just purchased a stock subscription so am now madly downloading as much stock as I can 😆 Lord only know’s if I’ll ever use any of it. Still, it can’t hurt I guess. Considering I have a limit of 5 downloads a day, I want to make the most of my money. Lucky I like doing photomanips so if I don’t use them on a cover, maybe I’ll use them in my artworks.

Anyway, I feel like I’m just writing things to fill a blank 😆 So I’ll stop now until I have something more interesting to add 😉


Up To Date

Final upload which brings me up to date – YAY!. I think I can see some improvement in style as I’ve progressed. Psychic Detective III is probably my favourite at the moment along with Rawley ( no need to ask why ;)).

I think I’m starting to find a style that I’m happy with. I like the clean, fresh, less cluttered approach. But of course, next week that could change LOL. Looking back at my earlier covers (yes, I know that wasn’t that far back), I think I was trying a bit too hard. But you get that I guess. At least I can see improvements, even if others can’t.

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