Kings Rider Series by C. A Szarek
Spirit of the Sword Series by Frances Smith
Hell Hollows series by Regina Richards
About custom cover illustrations and design
I prefer digital painting over traditional media as it's easier to change, but if you want a watercolour painting as your cover, I can do this! These are not photos - they are custom illustrations which is why they will be more expensive and a bit slower to make than a photo-manipulated cover. Check out some of my blog posts to see sketches, design concepts, and processes
There is a lot of collaboration and communication involved so it normally takes 6-8 weeks for a full wraparound illustration (approx 1-2 weeks for thumbnails, 1 week for the detailed sketch and colour concepts, and several weeks for the painting. Design work depending on the complexity normally takes a week, assuming you have a template for me to work to from you printer for print books). I don't normally get time to read the book before starting, however if you want me to I can, just be aware this will impact on time frames. If you have a drop dead date - please let me know up front. I work a day job so I need to plan in advance. Times may be shorter for less complex cover art.
I sell worldwide publication rights for the purpose of the book cover, with non-profit generating promotional material included (includes simple cutdown versions for social media headers etc). Any other rights can be negotiated (i.e. I retain the right to sell prints and submit it to online galleries)
All covers are painted to spec - that is, I paint them at print resolution for the size you provide for the quote - normally this starts at 5.25" x 8"- 6 x 9" for the front cover, but may be bigger for CreateSpace. Normally a wraparound is about 9 x 13" depending on the page count. Please let me know up front dimensions. I include extra for bleed, and while I can upsize if you need it a tiny bit bigger, major changes in size after the painting is started will likely incur a fee (i.e. you need a much bigger file than what was initially contracted).
Print covers automatically provide you with ebook rights and files
Ebooks covers are normally painted at print resolution so that if you want to use if for a print cover at a later stage you can, however I won't expand an ebook to a wraparound after the ebook cover has been painted - it's too difficult to repaint and redesign
I'm happy to add design work as an additional fee later if you just want to start with the illustration
Other questions or you want a custom quote, please contact me.