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.
And here is the first time I attempted to draw the story, back in 2012. At that time, I did a “down the well” view instead of the squirming mass of colors beneath, before all Hell broke loose and the alien evil emerged.
I took more of a “vexel” approach with the 2012 one, although I wanted to use strange colors and inorganic shapes in the new one too. Overall, when I went back to look at my old work, I enjoyed seeing the differences between the two approaches! I definitely think I’ve branched out more in the years since 2012.
Here is the new work I created for my Uncanny Valleys solo show. Most of them involved 3D fractals I created in Mandelbulb 3D and then continued to paint over and manipulate until I came up with the surreal landscapes you see. I used this technique in my Fearful Symmetry and Premorse solo shows as well! Continue reading →
“Twin solo shows” probably sounds a little weird, but basically I’ve got exhibitions running concurrently at The Dapper Pig and Blick Art Materials, both in Evansville, Indiana. They both run through June! Continue reading →
Hey guys! I am very thrilled to announce that I’m running a (currently funded) kickstarter campaign for the purpose of selling painted archival matte prints of Robot Mermaid and The Queen of Air and Darkness, a new black and white fractal work depicting Queen Morgause of Arthurian legend.
Here’s the kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandpaperdaisy/make-100-painted-art-prints-robot-mermaid-dark-que
As for this special Painted edition, this means I will be doing a limited run of archival matte 8×10 prints, and that this run will feature artist brushstokes in gold paint pen for Robot Mermaid, and silver paint pen for The Queen of Air and Darkness.
Below are individual shots of the two prints being offered. If you’d like a print or just want to make a small donation, come check out the page!
I’m also planning to do a kickstarter-themed article after the campaign’s over, to share what I learned!
I’ve got a 36 piece solo show running at Wesselman Nature Center, Evansville IN through July 25! Here’s the event page. It’s full of tons of photos of the new art, but even those photos don’t touch the actual number of pieces I’ve got hanging. It is an immense show.
Come in and check out the nature and sci-fi/fantasy themed art, as well as lots of cool critters and beautiful nature trails and birdwatching!