Category Archives: Illustration

Illustrations of literary works

On the First Day of Christmas

Since I didn’t do a Christmas card this year, I was missing doing some Christmas related artwork. So this morning I decided to have a little bit of digital fun to celebrate the season. I’m going to give it a … Continue reading

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Cover for a Devotional Project

I worked my way through the Sermon on the Mount last year, and have been meaning to prepare it for (at the very least) a Kindle version. but I needed a cover design. I went stylized this time. I’m not … Continue reading

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Graphics to Make a Point – Part 2

I pushed on to finish the set of graphic images for the book, since I need to get the chapter written. But I needed to know what the images would look like in order to write the text to suit … Continue reading

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Graphics to Make a Point

For my book on creating graphic novels, I’ve reached a point where I plan on discussing the things that graphic novels can do that others cannot, or at least not in the same way. To help make the point, I … Continue reading

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Designing a Cover

Years ago, I considered possible ideas for the cover art for my still-in-process fantasy novel, The Ring of Adonel. There are many possiblities: should I focus on the main character or on the cause of the action, the object everything … Continue reading

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Juvenalia Meets Poe

The following was a black and white tempura piece I did in nineth grade as part of a unit on short stories. I don’t recall whether adding artwork to my report was required, but I did it. It’s supposed to be … Continue reading

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An Incomplete Thunderbird

Once upon a time I planned to do a story that included as one of the characters the Thunderbird of Native American traditions. He was going to be a shape-changer who would take on the form of a man. But … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 451 Cover Contest Entries

For the 2013 60th anniversary of the publication of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, publisher Simon & Schuster is having a cover design contest. Originally, the contest was to end November 30, but they extended the deadline to December 7. I’d … Continue reading

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Celebrating Bradbury

I created the following picture digitally (actually, in the dimensions of a Facebook “cover picture”), specifically as a birthday present for James A. Owen, who is very fond of Bradbury personally and professionally. It seemed a good way to honor … Continue reading

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Illustrating a Story Fragment

I recently set about the chore of going through several boxes of papers that had been in storage. Most of the paperwork was not really material I needed to keep. But occasional I turn up little gems worth holding onto. … Continue reading

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