THE FATES COMPEL YOU TO LOOK!

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THE FATES ARE OFTEN CRUEL!

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My husband is responsible for at least 45% of this. I threw out the idea, and he just kept amping it up with comments like “A Bartlett pear with a rubber band around the middle” until I was screaming with laughter and had no choice but to draw it.

The tiki torch and acid green Crocs were his idea, too. I did owl-ize the torch, though.

Below are some variations I sketched before the final.

No, of course I did not draw them during church.

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THE STONE SEEKERS – Cover Thumbnails and Final Art

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Thumbnail explorations for THE STONE SEEKERS eBook cover. Got some great expressions out of that rabbit and rat! #Sargon #Amber

 

While trying to paint stupid rocks I got frustrated and tried a different tack:

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Then I decided no, I had been on the right path the entire time and went back to the diamond composition. Glad I did! Here’s the final artwork, sans Emily New’s fabulous text:

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And of course, the free short story is available right here on my site!