Here’s an image I put together this morning to help promote my novel A Rapturous Occasion. The pic shows what is essentially the setting for more than half of the book: a mansion isolated in rich forestland and rolling hills.
To make this image, I started out by scribbling everything down in pencil–it was a mess. I then used a lightbox to trace out the better parts of my scribbles. After that came the longish process of adding layers and layers of color using Photoshop, a program I only recently started using.
The result, while not perfect, is better than much of what I’ve created in the past, largely because I used a graphic pen tablet for the first time. It’s a pen that functions as a mouse. With that, I was able to draw in the shadows, adding a new dimension that’s lacking from my previous efforts.
Below is the same image as above, sans text.
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