First Knight: The Chronicles of Lana Lake, the first book in a series by Martin Von Cannon, is now available on Amazon in both digital and print format. It is currently free to Kindle Unlimited Subscribers. I designed this cover using multi-layer assets with custom model photography from my studio. Please visit www.urbanartistflorida.com to have your book cover designed today!
I finally broke out the studio photography supplies and got to work on some green screen custom modeling. A re-do of an earlier cover, the author desired some live people character representation. It’s crazy how art school and photography classes from 13 years ago are FINALLY getting some use! It’s good to break away from the stock photography and get in some custom photography and illustrations, offering me a more creative outlet which was the whole point of setting up the studio in the first place. To find out more about this book and the work we did on the cover, click here.
What are YOU waiting for? Let’s get going on your cover!
September has proven to be the busiest month for Cover Design work! Added to the list of completed designs is another book by the busy Mike Walker and Palabra Smith: A Simplified Haiku for You to do.
If you are ready to start writing your book but don’t know where to start, come on over to the St. Petersburg library on the second Thursday of every month and sit in on the Florida Writer’s Association meetings. You do not have to be a member to attend, nor do you have to participate and share your book ideas. You can simply listen and learn. If your book is under way and you are looking for a cover design or don’t know a thing about formatting, give me a call or drop me an email. I will take care of those both for you! If you want to see some examples of my work, check out my portfolio of final designs and draft designs.
You can find me and my husband, Martin, there – as well as a great group of other amazing authors. Note: I am working on my first book – and find this group to be a great help in sorting out where to start and how to narrow down my focus.
Love was the subject of their generation. They still have love for the world and profess to love life to the fullest! Visit my cover design Blog and feast your eyes on colorful psychedelic memories from the folks that showed us that love is all we need. Stylish rap, insightful stories, snarky humor from those who have shown us the way, this book is a light, easy read that will have you chuckling and reflecting all in one sitting.
Finally, I am almost done with my current job of a custom book cover, copy formatting and Create Space processing/publishing for Mike Walker! And I am so glad to make the customer happy along the way! Stay tuned for information on the opportunity to purchase this book. I’ll post the cover design once everything is approved and good to go.
I am finding I love doing work for those who are staying active in life, writing the lessons learned along their journey on this earth. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone else achieve their dreams, as they make great use of their “one wild and precious life”; living life to its fullest. Consider supporting the authors I’m designing for by purchasing their books when they are published. I’ll be presenting a blog for every author and their book when it’s ready for the public.
Thank you for your support!
Neighborhood Art Projects
Update 10-1-2017: Hurricane Irma has come and disrupted the park bench opportunity for me. Upon return from the storm, my job with the State of FL has taken precedence with Disaster Inspections taking place. I’m sad to say, I have to pass on this art project opportunity. Posted is an example of one of the bench designs I was prepared to submit. I had a proposal ready for 7 bench designs but will be unable to commit to the painting days should one of my designs be chosen. Perhaps at the next park…
8-24-2017: I am working on some designs to submit for proposal on a park bench project in my community and am excited to have a chance to be a part of this neighborhood enhancement.
RFP requirements for Seminole Park Bench Painting Project may be found Here.
Book Cover Design
- Martin Von Cannon with FWA, 2 book covers: Complete and in publishing stage: Another Abduction; Complete: Hero from Nowhere
- Cate B, with FWA: Complete and in publishing stage.
- Nobuko P. with FWA: Design in Progress
- Robyn with FWA: Intro Meeting to be scheduled soon
- Bonnie Q: Design in Progress
Artist Enclave Historic Kenwood || Emerging Artist Showcase 2017
I am excited to be preparing for my first gallery show for emerging artists who are members of the Artist Enclave Historic Kenwood. Woodfield Fine Art Gallery at 2253 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. Please make plans to attend the Saturday Artwalk and stop by to see some amazing work from emerging artists!