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Just a little something to get me back in the swing of things.  I saw these two models and I knew I had to use it. The biggest issue was just getting the coloring and the lighting just right. I really like the end result.



The Bodice Buster Project-SF1 by mjranum-stock

Wikipedia Images




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Lady of The LThis was a piece that I couldn’t get out of my head, and I just had to do it. Again, it look simple but when I got into the details then everything turned really complicated. There are a lot components that made up this piece and I think this was one of the reasons why it was so difficult.


Drac Bride – 7 by mjranum-stock

Water by robhas1left

stock- ocean 2 by ToolKitten

Underwater stock 17 by EvilHateYouAllStock

colours fish by darkadathea


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ROM2I had to take a long hiatus to do some work on the blogging side, and then my computer died and then I had to set up the new laptop. So long hiatus on the art stuff, and believe me I was sorry to do it. This is sort of a warm up, something familar and supposedly easy. This piece looks easy, but was hard as heck to do. I had to scrap the first piece, and this is the second draft. It really took a long time to get the details right.  It was the lighting and the shadows, and the rose. Don’t get me started on the rose.


magenta 4 by mjranum_stock

Long Stem Red Roseby TexelGirl-Stock


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The-Window-To-NowhereSo I have been sick lately and that has taken a chunk out of my art and blogging time. I’m feeling much better now, and I’m decided to do a simple photo manipulation to get back into the swing of things after my unexpected hiatus.  I really love the end result. The hardest part was cutting the existing background in the windows and getting the lighting and shading just right. In the end, it turned out pretty well. 🙂


Window by Cat-in-the-Stock

Foggy Forest 12 by sacral-stock

Grey Princess – Stock Preview by MariaAmanda | Photographer: Jan Holte Teller


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Scifi3So I wanted to do some scifi book covers, and I actually recently purchased some scifi stock images and I saw the model while searching through Deviantart. I just had to make it. I really love it and although it looked simple, the text was the hardest part.


The Killer Elite – 15by mjranum-stock


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Home-On-The-Range2So I wasn’t really happy with my first cowboy themed book cover, and I wanted to do more work with male models and I so created this. I’m loads happier with this book cover than the other one. Everything in it is actually photo manipulated and I had a ton of fun making it.




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St. Louis This is another book cover where I wanted to do something really diverse. I am all about diversity in media and in my real life and thought it was high time to put my money where my mouth is. Again, I saw the model and I was instantly inspired by blues, and jazz. Then, I thought about my friend Starr who has encouraged and cheered me on since the get go and she lives in Missouri. So I decided to do something with St. Louis, and then to parallel the who blues feeling I actually made it blue.



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Shut Up and Drive I wanted have a more diverse set of book covers, and I decided to do something with a man on the cover. I saw this photo with the model and I was instantly inspired.  The model already had desert background, but I wanted to expand the scale of the background. I really like the end result.




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Desert-SandsSo this piece was very much inspired by the model. I have been doing simple pieces lately to get back into the swing of doing art, and then I saw this stock art and just knew that I had to use it. I really didn’t have problems other than getting the blending just right. I also used the noise reduction technique to give it that digital painting feel. All in all, I’m pretty proud of what I’ve done with this piece.


STORMY by jl-modelstock

Desert 3 by B-SquaredStock

The Desert by LostSoulsArt

Desert by orangeapple29


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Dream A Little Dream So I’m sorry about the mini hiatus. Life has been crazy lately, and then my attention was taken up by the new blog I have called WTF The Mortal Instruments. It’s a relativity new a thing, and new blogs always take a lot of TLC to start up.   Then the add that all my motivation just dried up, and I had to push myself to complete this piece here. So anyway back to the piece itself, However, I’m back with a new technique, which is a faux digital painting style. I been meaning to ask how other artist achieved the effect, because I just love the end results. I found a video tutorial that taught me how to do it.


Window Tube by frozenstocks

Beds PACK 1 by BrokenFeline-Stock

Woods premade BG II by StarsColdNight

curtain Brushes 2by farmerstochter

Empty Room by hellonlegs

Dreaming Wide Awake II by Eirian-stock

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Spring Lady So I did Winter’s Guardian and I like the thought of ongoing theme of doing pieces inspired by the seasons.   And since we are now obstinately entering the Spring season,  I thought I would do a Spring themed piece.


Fairy Stock V by Jumeria-Nox


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Photo Manipulation So this piece turned out nothing like I envisioned it would be in the end. Seriously, it was supposed to have this hot check layout over an American flag  painted car on a road with the sunset. As you can see none of this happened.  I actually like the end result and again it looks simple but this took me like 7 hours to complete *smh*. I think I might do another piece this week, and that’s it. I’m not sure. I’ll see how my weekend turns out.


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Algo Queda Xander-AGUAnother cover for the Xander Harris centric story that I’m currently writing.  The name is in Spanish because a good portion of the over all series is going to be in Spain or Puerto Rico or Chile. I haven’t decided yet.  I blended two pictures into one, because I love the position of the one picture, but my vision had a window. So I just blended them. together. I wanted to add junk, but I couldn’t get the right picture to do that.  Oh, well!


Open Book2 by SightlessStock

Old attic Stock 1 by Finsternis-stock

Luggage Pack 1 by TwilightAmazonStock

Wookiestock: Hold the wall by wookiestock

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Premade Book CoverAnother a premade book cover. I am actually experimenting  with minimalist book covers and this is the result of that. It is available for sale.  So please contact me here. or just leave me a PM or a comment.



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Mother Goose Nursery RhythmSo I wanted to get back to basics, because I’ve been having trouble with a few other of my commercial stuff.  This was pure self-indulgence, and I regret nothing. I had so much creating it, but the file itself had so many groups and sub-groups when I was done that I don’t think anyone but else could make heads or tales on it.   I will shortly be doing some prompts tomorrow for a friend, and then Monday I will be do so more commercial stuff. :)



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