I'm VERY excited to be able to introduce you to artwork created in conjunction with my fiction series, The Glister Journals. If you're like me, when you read a book, you imagine the characters very clearly. That's the main reason I like to read a book before I see a movie made from it. I like to have my own mental picture of characters and places in my head before seeing someone elses. I have plans to get some of my own sketches out this summer too, but still haven't had much time to concentrate on art. But I also love seeing what other people think characters look like, or think they might look like.
Which was my idea behind finding artists to help render my Glister Journals characters. I commissioned two amazing artists to do character sketches for me, a couple of which were actually finished a couple of years ago, but I have been waiting for the right time to share them. And that time is now!
For the next few weeks I'll be posting one piece each weekend beginning with this lovely picture by Katelynn Chambers:
(c) 2012 Katelynn Chambers and China Blue Publishing
I love the sense of movement and the color palettes she uses in her pieces; they are all unique and wonderful. You can see more of her work at her portfolio site, Nettlebeast Studio.
I'd also like to show you the updated cover for the revised editions of Bronze. Both pictures make very nice wallpapers and you are very welcome to use them for personal use, but please respect the copyrights. :)
(c) 2012 B B Shepherd and China Blue Publishing
Click on the pictures to see them full size. All artwork can also be found at my new Tumbler account. And I'm going to throw a giveaway in here: the first person to comment on this post telling me the name of the horse on the cover of Bronze wins a free hardbound copy. I'll even sign it if you like. More about giveaways and locations next week.
Now I think we need to finish with a little music, don't you? I haven't got back to finish my Cinco de Mayo post, so I'll borrow some music I might otherwise have posted there (don't worry, there's plenty more for that post, and I will finish it!) This is "Fire Escape" from Civil Twilight, definitely one of my favorite bands right now, but I'll get back to them on a previous post (Yes! Time travel!)
Have a great week!
Note: All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012 to China Blue Publishing.
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