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Book Cover for Panicles.

Book Cover for Richard Robbin's new book - Panicles, published by Evolved Publishing.

To see more book covers that I've done, please have a look at my portfolio.

Borderline Series Book Covers

Here are the book covers I did for the first two books in the Borderline Series by Taya DeVere. The first book - Between Two Doors - will be released on November 5th 2018.

The publisher is Evolved Publishing.  To see more book covers that I've done, please have a look at my portfolio.

I reached this world by lost ways.

An Architectural Manifestation

We may walk through and past the buildings, and as a corner is turned an unsuspected building is suddenly revealed - "The Concise Townscape, Gordon Cullen".

Masked Marauders


Would you like to have your nerves reattacted to other receptors so that you would experience fire or the like when you paint warm colours?

Inspired by Painwise by JamesTiptree Jr.

Fragments - A Pictureskew

"The pictureskew sees not what this picturesque misses, but what it unsees"- China MiƩville
Process Gif:

Illustrating the darkest black (aka the Gene Wolfe problem)

The brilliant and often underappreciated writer Gene Wolfe coined the world 'Fuligin'.

'Furthermore, the hue fuligin, which is darker than black, admirably erases all folds, bunchings, and gatherings so far as the eye is concerned, showing only a featureless dark.' - The Shadow of The Torturer, 1980.

The good people of Alzabo Soup in their commentary about the book talked about how the book covers failed to convey the concept of the darkest black - a shade so dark that it reflects no light. Here are two front covers of the book. One of them is more abstract than the other. In the more realistic illustration below, one can make out the dimensions and folds of the cloak. In doing this, the illustrator probably chose to represent the phemonemon of darkest black in more relatable terms and let the text guide the imagination of the reader.

In my rather crude paintover, I eliminated all the folds and presented the cloak as experienced by viewers. However, pursuing this option …

The Girl Who Was Plugged In.

Very loosely based on the James Tiptree Jr. short story of the same name.

Dun Denizen

Having said so much...

The Blighted City- Book Cover.

Scott Kaelen's Epic Fantasy is finally ready to pre-order! This means I can finally show the book cover I had been working on for this book in the series. More information about the book and the author is available here. There is a free short story that provides a neat introduction to his world here.