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Cover art: Ink
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Published: October 6, 2011
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Cover illustration and design for "Ink", coming soon from Dreamspinner Press, 2011. Super fun to work on this cover...

On a side note, I wonder if including the text is distracting from the art. People will be able to see the cover with my text design on the publisher's website, Amazon, etc...wonder if I should keep the focus on the ART at DA.

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Mirtika's avatar
Terrific cover, the illustration is so eye-catching and interesting. It's the kind of cover that makes you wonder what the story is--which is what it should do. Thanks.
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LadyXaniver|Professional Writer
One of my all time favourite book covers. Absolutely love this!
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Mr-Ripley|Professional Digital Artist
Hi. :wave: Your wonderful work is featured here [link] Please take a look if you have time. :pat:
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hollywoodWOS| General Artist
I love the muscle tone and the dark eyes :)
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EdensPassing's avatar
I saw Ink on dreamspinner and i knew it had to be your work. Amazing as always.
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KVictoriaSmith's avatar
Love the cover. Leave the text if you are interested in doing more cover work. If you are interested please contact me regarding my own novel.
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sweetdeily's avatar
Wow, I really love the colour choice on this one! It's very muted and I can practically see the visual appeal on a shiny book. Fantastic focus and really nice selection!
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kayelleallen|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a huge fan of yours, which you *know* -- and I love seeing the covers as well as the art that goes into them. It's nice to know we can purchase a book and own a piece of your art along with it. But then I'm rather partial, since you've done covers for me. Shoot, you're even a character in one of them!
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Amalaia's avatar
As one of your cover art fans, I appreciate the text. I like to see how you use different styles. Since I aspire to be even 10% of the artist you are, I want to see it all =).
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RazzleDazzleDesign|Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful Anne!
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aerlixir|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ARTabstraction|Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I personally like how it looks with the text.
And btw, I totally want to read this now!
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tomochick03's avatar
awesome job....
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Methemac|Hobbyist Writer
nah I like the text, it makes it seem more stylish somehow. Great work, incredible talent.
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irrelevantwinged's avatar
I love it! I'd buy it on the cover alone. Great job and I hope to see more covers soon (they are my secret favorite thing b/c I am an author).

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quickreaver|Professional General Artist
Personally, I think it depends upon the illustration. We design covers with the text in mind. If the image stands alone perfectly well or had to be cropped in the final, display it text-less! But I also enjoy seeing the finished layout so both ways, maybe?

BTW, this one is purrrrdy.
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Zhaanman|Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding style and form you've got an Amazing eye for detail to create. Something Soo Dramatic!!
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Nytcrawler|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's fine the way it is. Great looking image as well.
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annecain|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback! I will keep the text then. :D
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