Story Art

10 years ago | Lucy Weaver (Member)

I'm curious about how many folks around here a) have story art to go with their story or b) have plans to get it. I'm considering pulling together a cover or two for my tales.

That all said, if you have art, how about links? I want to see the pretty pictures.

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  1. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I have commissioned several illustrations from Gail of Dionysia Design & she is currently in the process of creating others for me.

    An example of her work is the header on my Refuge of Delayed Souls website

    I am currently in the process of updating the site and reposting the story - it should be back online by the weekend - and you will be able to see some of the other illustrations then.

    I cannot recommend Gail enough - she is absolutely brilliant :)

    Commissioning the artwork has been a very enjoyable experience for me - it has been fantastic to see the characters and scenes come to life through Gail's art. I am really up for commissioning more in the future too either by Gail (who I know is really busy at the moment) or other digital artists.

  2. Dary (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    What a rubbish idea! You should'nt combine art with narrative fiction! You especially shouldn't tell portions of the story solely through illustrative means. Now that is a load of bollocks!

  3. Linton Robinson (Banned)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Well said... using pictures with stories just plays to illiteracy and probably pregnancy and drugs.

    Which is why I include graphics in my blogbook FLESH WOUNDS

  4. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @Miladysa - that artwork *is* awesome!

    I've been thinking of getting someone artistic to do some art for my site, possibly a 'cover image' kind of thing, but the problem is I'm pretty skint at the moment and don't feel comfortable shelling out tons of money. :S If only I could draw....

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  5. Xarro (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Personally I fought for a few days (weeks?) with Blender until I managed to get a more-or-less satisfactory rendering of my space station. It's not perfect but I'm kind of proud of it, since it is my first 3D image ever. ;)

    Madilon — An anticlerical gay-themed sci-fi web series
    Hunting Jamie — A series about a vampire struggling to survive
  6. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    It is a good idea, especially using art to explain things that cannot be explained using words. Perhaps it's time to learn some drawing techniques so that I can draw the battle scenes.

    Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.
  7. eikasia (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I enjoy drawing, but haven't the time for it. My skills are kind of limited for what I personally want, but I've done a few things for Eikasia. Sketches, and concepts. Some horrid, some that I find passing.

    I'm hoping to commission a book cover and concept art at some point.

  8. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I have visited all the art links posted on this topic so far - thanks for sharing them. I think you have all done a great job!

    @amaltia - It hasn't worked out expensive at all - Gail's prices are more than reasonable :)

    If you do decide to go ahead one day & want to commission someone outside of the UK make sure you do it when the £ is in a stronger position than it is at the moment.

  9. Tahjir (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I do all of my art myself, in Photoshop. Which takes a great deal more time than I'm willing to admit. I don't think I've even used half of it, yet. >.>

    Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy
  10. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @Miladysa - does Gail have a website?

    Qazyfiction: fantasy fiction with a sinister edge.
  11. Miladysa (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    @amailtia - hmmm - looks to be down at the moment

    I'll try and find out if she has a new one.

    @Tahjir - It always looks wonderful!

  12. Leem (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    There's an entire continuum from 'pure' text, through illustrated novels, to comic books, or if you prefer the more literary term 'graphic novels'. I don't think there's room for any kind of snobbery here. Anyway, this is the internet, which is supposed to be open to experimentation.

    As for me, I'd *love* to be able to commission art for my stories, but where do all the good (and inexpensive) artists hang out?

    A feral youth. Wolflike telepaths. An evil sorcerer. Adventure. Danger. Sex. Ketrin - it's a jungle out there.
  13. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 10 years ago

    In some cases,

  14. Sora (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I cheated a bit and used dollmakers. I hope to save up some money to do some character designs, but I'd like to finish the novel first before hand, though I probably do need to get some artwork done for some updated (and more accurate) ads. I was lucky enough to have a fan draw three pictures for me that are amazingly accurate(without me commissioning her), but I don't know what happened to her. =(

    deviantart is good, like jim said. then look on weblit, there are people doing commissions. I don't know what style you're looking for, but a lot of the art work looks pretty professional. It makes me wish I could draw.

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