I’m currently working on a new short story (read excerpt here), and today I got the artwork for the cover! As always, it’s made by the incredible DeviantART artist ZKROX and as always he did a hell of a job! I already put in an order for a finished cover from Qulr, who designed the covers for Resounding Echo and Silent Sound, so I should be ready before long. Until then, enjoy the raw artwork!
I was looking through some files on my computer and I found a lot of book-related sketches. Some of them are really cool and I thought it was a waste just having them lying around on my hard drive!
Here’s a few of them:
This was the very first drawing ever made for the Angel’s Voice series! And yes, it’s a smoking skeleton…
This came into being when I asked my good friend Hans Christian(aka Qulr) for ideas for the book I was going to write. Of course, people who have read Resounding Echo can guess which character this ended up being, but at the time I really didn’t know how I was going to fit a smoking skeleton into the story!
This one should be easy to recognize! It is, of course, the first sketch for the cover art of Resounding Echo! It was also the first drawing made of the main character, Selissa.
I remember nearly squealing with joy when the artist sent me this. I’m really not a squealy kind of person, but this was just so much better than anything I had pictured in my head and I still love it to this day.
As much as I like the finished version, I think the sketch captures the character even better. She just have that look in her eyes…
Let’s continue with the cover artwork! This is the first sketch of Silent Sound’s cover art and also the first drawing of Seymour. I don’t know why the artist initially gave him long hair, but it is rather fetching on him, isn’t it?
Last but not least, the sketch of the Huntress artwork!
For this one, I asked the artist ZKROX to try out a new style, instead of the manga-like style he used for my other covers. The result turned out really well, even though it ended up looking a lot different from the original sketch!
I think I will stop here for now, but I have lots of sketches laying around. I might post some of them later!
Character artwork of Ardeth, made by my faithful illustration artist ZKROX.
This was actually meant to be the cover art for Quiet Whisper, the third book in the Angel’s Voice series, but for some reason I’m not so sure about it. I’m leaning towards the first artwork of this character instead, but I’m still torn.
Yet another masterpiece by the very talented ZKROX!
This is what happens when you piss off Selissa… Word of advice: Don’t.
Another gorgeous piece of artwork featuring Selissa. This time it’s by another DeviantART artist who calls herself Cassa-chan!
It was actually finished a long time ago, and I don’t know why I haven’t uploaded it until now, but here it is!
This time Selissa’s shown from her sexier and more daring side and I must say she looks great in red. She rocks that seductive vampire look the artist gives her!