One of the most challenging aspects of this novella has been the illustrations. For one thing, one has a very clear picture in one’s head how the characters should look, and sometimes getting that onto paper can be daunting. Paintings have a way of taking over and gaining a life of their own. For another, recreating the same characters more than once is not something I’ve ever been known to do. For another, I wanted a cover piece that would draw a reader’s eye, and give the right feel for my story.
In other words, it had to be good. It couldn’t be one of my so so originals.
The following tracks the progress of the Cover Illustration in it’s creation.