Two Book Covers with Female Protagonists

A strong female space marine rallies her troops during a bloody firefight on a distant planet their spaceship crashed in the background

First in chronological order was this cover for Battle Cry by Eric Glocker! It’s an exciting read and you can find it here.

A strong female space marine rallies her troops during a bloody firefight on a distant planet their spaceship crashed in the background

Secondly, at the beginning of 2022 I also did the first edition of what would later go on to become The Girl Who Dreams in Green by Adrienne Mayse.

A teenage girl uncertainly approaches a burning forest led on by a fox and a singed bluebird

She describes her gentle and thought provoking book better than I ever could, so I’ll give her the floor:

The full front and back cover for the first edition of Blue Feathers Bright Flames by Adrienne Mayse before it became The Girl Who Dreams in Green

Working on both was a real pleasure and both taught me a lot. Adrienne especially got me interested in different methods of making book covers, something I plan to experiment with in the future.

Commissions of this type start from scratch and involve communication between me and you throughout the process. I charge a flat rate of $500 USD for a front book cover commission. This is based upon my $35/hour freelance rate and the fact that book covers take me 20+ hours to make. The flat rate is a $200 discount.

A sketch, followed by revisions, and then a final piece, followed by one more round of (reasonable) revisions is included in this price, as well as formatting your files to the publisher(s) of your choice and customizing the text on the cover. If you need final revisions in excess of one (1) hour of work, I will begin charging an additional $35/hour in addition to the flat rate.

ADD-ONS: Back cover/wraparound +$70, signed 8×10 prints $10 + shipping.

A Girl and Her Mod Podge 2: Fox with Lantern

Another one of my little lacquered boxes, this was done for the same person who commissioned Kitsune. (She’s heavy into foxes, which is fine because I love ’em too.) Here are some shots of this playful little fox with his lantern, cut from different pieces of origami paper and glued onto a wooden jewel box.

As you can see I glued paper on the sides too. Apologies for the odd background, it’s my kitchen!

Art in the Wild Lineup Part 2: Buttons

1 inch pinback buttons for art in the wild featuring adorable animals like owls raccoons foxes and rabbits

You’ve seen the designs, now here are the completed nature-themed buttons for Art in the Wild and Earth Day Art Crawl including my cute fox and origami-paper flower buttons!

I sadly do not have a picture of the origami-paper buttons because they’re already packed up, but basically they’re the same size as these and are made from cutting circles out of floral origami paper and making them into buttons. They’re very pretty!