Now, how did I come across them? I know you’re not wondering, but I’ll tell you anyway:
- First, I really need to get a new cover for The Hirelings, because let’s face it – it’s not very good (some might call it shitty);
- Next, I need new covers for my Warring States Series novels as I’m not quite sure I can use those images, especially now that I want to make print copies.
So that brings me to Deviant Art. I went to one of their forum pages where writers can solicit cover art from Deviant Art Artists.
After that I got about 25 replies, with prices ranging from $35 to $800 or more. And let me tell you, some of these guys are well worth it.
I want to share with you some of these great artists on Deviant Art so that you can get awesome covers, if you have the money, which I don’t so…well, here are the artists:
Amazing Character Art
Awesome for Sci-Fi
Highly-Detailed Fantasy and Faces Artwork
Wonderful Fantasy Characters
Great Landscape Backgrounds
Gorgeous Fantasy and Action Character Art
Stunning Sci-Fi Worlds
Cool Character Art
Very Detailed Characters and Faces
Highly Detailed Fantasy Art
Great Fantasy Characters and Worlds
‘Out of this World’ Fantasy & Sci-Fi World Art
Great Romance-Themed Fantasy Art
Dark Fantasy Art and Characters
Abstract and Amazing Landscape and World Art
I think in the future I’ll say in my post that I want to spend $100 or $150 or maybe even $200. Some of these great artists will give me an amazing cover image for $200. After that I can spend $20 to get the design and layout I need.
Boy, I wish I had $200 right now! Maybe you do, and I hope some of these artists help you out.