Hunted: An Urban Fantasy Cover
Author AJ Calvin asked me to work on something a little different. We’d already worked on loads of fantasy art together, but this time she wanted me to work on her Seattle based Urban Fantasy. Above you can see the final hardcover wrap. I think it looks great with all the quotes, blurb, author bio and picture on it. It was great working on something a little different with AJ. I have worked on a few Urban Fantasy book covers now. They’re always a cool mish-mash of real life and the weird! It can really accentuate the strange, by setting it in an otherwise recognisable environment.
Previous work with AJ Calvin
I’ve worked with AJ quite a lot in the past! I’ve now illustrated book covers for two of her fantasy series now. One an epic saga of four books, called the Caein Legacy, which features a dragon… and you know I love working on those…
The other is the Relics of War fantasy trilogy. I love working with AJ, we really go deep into her settings and I get a real handle on all the creatures, characters and places within. I often like to kick off each project with a call. It’s been great on these bigger sagas, that we did all the covers in one stint. So it meant we could keep a great continuous aesthetic all the way through the books.
Working with AJ is cool because I get to make scorpion warrior art, or fantasy battle artwork. Or as I mentioned above… who doesn’t like making dragon art?
If you need an urban fantasy cover for your next novel
If you’re looking for an artist who can provide urban fantasy illustration, feel free to snoop through my illustration portfolio or head straight over to contact me for work. You’ll find my email address and some handy forms which guide you through some of the starting info I’ll need to be able to quote for you. Typically I’m booked up a month ahead of time, but do drop me a line if you have anything time sensitive. Sometimes I’m able to move things around in a pinch. Hope to hear from you! In the meantime, stay informed of my new work and availability and sign up for the mailing list.
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