Wanted: Cover Artist

07 Jun
from Unambiguously Ambidextrous blog

Komodo dragon eye (image from Unambiguously Ambidextrous blog)

Just posted this on Facebook:


My first choice for book cover artist isn’t available after all, and I’m in need of art involving a dragon eye, a massive claw gripping a pile of rubble, one wing wrapping the side and bottom of a crumbling stone tower, and maybe shadowy shapes in the dark distance. A cover that will still look good as a thumbnail image.

No fancy streamers on this dragon, or fur or horns, but make him streamlined and muscular. Defined eye ridge. Cat-like rather than human-looking pupil. Think ginormous Komodo dragon with a large wingspan and a long neck and tail. Legs maybe a person-and-a-half tall. Gold scales, green eyes.

Full disclosure: I can’t pay much right now, but I want to be fair, and may be able to add a bonus after the book sells. I’m interested in your best work. The fantasy novel — Dragon’s Rook — will be released as an e-book first, and then in print. You will receive full credit for your work (on the copyright page and/or in the acknowledgements), and I will be happy to include your contact information, as well (website, e-mail, etc.). Thanks!

To the description should be added these necessary details: broader head or snout than a Komodo, and huge eyes. None of these beady little things that are easily dismissed, but mysterious, arresting eyes that could mesmerize anyone looking into them. If that’s not possible with a cat-like pupil/iris, then use a human-like eye shape.

If this sounds like a project you’d be interested in joining, please leave a reply to this post.

I’m interested in seeing various styles of art, and whichever is chosen for Dragon’s Rook will have the first crack at the cover for the second book, titled either Dragon’s Bane or Dragon’s Blood.


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7 responses to “Wanted: Cover Artist

  1. clairebearmann

    June 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    What kind of art are you looking for? More realistic or cartoony?

    • Keanan

      June 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Realistic, but it doesn’t have to be photo-real. It needs to be impressive, intimidating, to match the arrogant, commanding nature of this particular dragon. He’s a clan chieftain, and he’s out to get a particular clan of humans whose ancestor killed his.

  2. clairebearmann

    June 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

    How can i send you the pic?

  3. Keanan

    June 17, 2014 at 10:16 am


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