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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.


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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.


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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. 🙂


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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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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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Wikipedia Creative Common Images


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Princess2nbI wanted to do more book covers, and challenge myself. The  main part of the challenge was to do a book cover from only from creative common images. And everything is in fact from creative common images.  I also wanted to have a good cache of book covers to sell this summer. I also wanted to practice on making original covers.  Also, I really wanted to use the model, because it’s very rare to find affordable stock images with people of color.


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Emerald & Diamond Tiara by Ed Uthman


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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.


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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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Dark-LolitaSo I wanted to tip my toe in some more darker Gothic theme work and I saw the model’s awesome photos and I literally jumped at the chance to use it.  This piece looks really simple, but it took me hours to cut out the platform, get the lighting and coloring just right. I actually like how it turned out, and I’m really proud of it.


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Autumn Cemetary by ManicHysteriaStock


Girl in gothic lace coat I by tanit-isis-stock


Storm Cloud Stockby DH-Textures


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Moment in Time This is another premade book cover that is available for free for non-commercial book covers. This was very simple and quick to do. This was just another practice exercise that came out very well in my opinion.


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This book cover is free for noncommercial use. I only requre for you to credit me, and link back here to this site.


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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.


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Fairy Stock V by Jumeria-Nox


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So I was cruising wattpad, because I thought it might be a good place to get exposure.  However, I saw some cute book covers and wanted to try my hand in making something similar. I actually saw the stock photo I used for a few days earlier. I really thought it was cute, and so I decided to do this. I actually used the new technique found with dodging and burning tool in photoshop.


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Photo Manip This was just a really simple practice run to keep my skills in shape. I honestly wanted to do more with this piece, but I was tired and exhausted and was working on like a 25% of my brain. It’s not the best work I’ve done, but it’s not bad.


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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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Guardian of Winter Photo Manipulation I actually tried to do some shadowhunters fanart and totally bombed it. So I decided to do some more original photo manipulations instead. I was inspired by the thought in other parts of the country Winter still has it in its grip. The hardest part of this piece was getting the lighting just right. I have actually started reading more about light and shadow and it really has made me think harder about doing it correctly in my own pieces. I have to say I really like how it turned out. This has to be the best piece I have made in a long while and I’m very proud of it.


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LWM_BookCover2 LWM_BookCoverJess, whom I have done two previous book covers for decided that she wanted a third one done for another anthology of her poetry. She wanted something a little different, and I was inspired by some art that I found on pinterest.  Admittedly, it does remind me of the twilight book cover, but I think I put my own special twist on it that anyone can spot the subtle differences :D!


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So this is an idea that has been on my mind for a while. I was inspired by the movie of the same name, because I was always disappointed that the  movie was about a badass team of women action heroes> Instead, we got the incoherent mess that movie ended being.  I was going to make a title movie poster for this, but with the upgrades with the site I really don’t have time to do it. I might do at a later date.


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Modern Portrait 6 by faestock

Blau by TwiggXstock

Olesia Anderson – STOCK III by PhelanDavion

Clouds 1 by MapleRose-stock

desert by brujo

Kingdom in the Clouds, pt 2 by ChainBound

desert stock 4 by HumbleBeez


 


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 In Your Grave Premade Book CoverSo the title of this premade book cover was inspired by the song of the same name by Jaymes Bullet. I wanted to do something a little more difficult than what I was doing earlier, and I’m much more happy with the result.  It is available for sale. If you are interested you can contact me at gigikiersten@gmail.com or send me a PM.


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Public Domain Image from Wikipedia.com 


Wandsworth Cemetery by Herry Lawford  (Creative Commons) 


Bony Tree by Ian @ ThePaperboy.com (Creative Commons) 


A Full moon by  Saad Faruque  (Creative Commons) 


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Jess Eternamente FragaAnother book cover for my friend Jess’s upcoming book of poetry that will be published soon.  I really want to thank her so much for being awesome and trusting me to do a good job. *hugs* I promise that I will post the link to her fic here.


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Shuttershock


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Google Images: Creative Commons Images


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Premade Book CoverThe last book cover for tonight. I was experimenting with color and I found this stock image and I had to use it because it was sensual and romantic. This book cover is available for sale. Please contact me here if you are interested.


Credit to Shuttershock.


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Strictly-BusinessAnother premade book cover. I was inspired by all a list of romance prompts and I decided to go for it.  This piece is available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing this book cover, you can contact me here. 


Credit to Pixel and Shuttershock for the images.


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The Lost and Away Book CoverOkay, I first want to admit that this is the result of a plot generator.  The author and the corresponding blurb (I will do a dusk jacket lately) are all made and do not exist.  I just wanted to stretch my skills and challenge myself. I also wanted to do some more fantasy pieces as well. I’m kind of feel so-so of the end result, but this was more of a learning exercise than anything else.


So do you love it or hate it? I always love hearing feedback from readers so feel free to tell me in the comments.


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