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Monday, May 13, 2019

THE DRAGON SHIFTERS AT SOUTHGATE ~ cover art and design for Sherry Leclerc (@sleclercauthor) and Ternias Publishing (@terniaspublish)

First ... DRAGON ... Now that that's out of my system, lol ... I can tell you about my latest project.

It took me longer than expected (we had to move, which is always a pain, then I had an unexpected surgery) but I finally have the chance to show off Sherry Leclerc's latest book, book two of the Seers Series, The Dragon Shifters at Southgate.

First I'll share the book's blurb before posting the excellent review Literary Titan gave it, along with the award LT bestowed it, too.

Blurb: 
A Seer Champion sworn
to protect Southgate.

A Dragon Shifter Lord sworn
to protect his clan.

Can they join forces to defeat the evil
that threatens to lay waste to them all?
Seer Champion Talwyn Sevi must protect Southgate and its keystone against the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Knowing she cannot do it alone, she seeks help from a group of reclusive Dragon Shifters. In return, she offers them information vital to their survival. Can Talwyn gain the Dragon Lord’s trust in time to save Southgate and the dragonkin?​



The Dragon Shifters at SouthgateBook 2 of The Seers Series is a creative piece of literature with an action-packed plot and well-developed characters in a world with a rich backstory. This book has an enthralling story line that constantly hints at something larger. The author’s writing style is simple, making it easily accessible by anyone, and her way of narrating the story naturally capture’s the reader’s interest.”
                                           ~Literary Titan Editorial Review


Available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audio (soon). ​​
The original artwork is also available as a wall prints through my Imagekind gallery, samples below.





Like the artwork? Think it would make a nice wall print? You're in luck. They can be found in my Imagekind gallery ...






Available in hardcoverpaperback, and ebook.
The original artwork is also available
as a wall print through my 
Imagekind gallery.
And while you're at it, don't forget to grab a copy of The Guardians of Eastgate, book one of the Seers Series - Second Edition.

Blurb:

An ancient evil threatens the realm of Sterrenvar. A race of people called the seers had appointed themselves Guardians of the Realm, guarding the safety of their world and all the people in it.

Maelona Sima is one of four seer champions tasked with protecting the four keystones from being breached by evil forces, thus leaving an immeasurable magical force free to be used against the realm’s inhabitants. Yet Maelona is more than a seer. She is unique in her world, and she is the best hope of survival for the people of Sterrenvar…the very people who once hunted down and killed many of the seer people out of fear and mistrust.

Protecting the keystones is the first line of defense against the evil sorcerer who wishes to enslave the realm. Can Maelona, the guardian of the keystone at Eastgate, and her friends Blaez, a wolf shifter, and Gareth, a human prince, bring together their peoples to save Eastgate from destruction in this first book of the Seers series?



Available in hardcoverpaperback, and ebook.
The original artwork is also available as a wall print through my 
Imagekind gallery.

Be sure to connect with Sherry Leclerc on all her social networks and online activities (best way to get signed copies and news of the latest promotions):






Like my work? Buy the Book that inspired it at #WillowRavenOnAmazon



Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven



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*Blurbs and quotes provided are not edited by WillowRaven but posted as provided by author/publisher.

*All art and designs in this post were created by myself unless otherwise noted even if some images have been replaced with newer ones to keep post current with my portfolio.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

SUBLIMATION; cover art and design for CD/album by A Little Fire Scarecrow (Coraline Ada Ehmke @CoralineAda)

Available widely on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Google Play soon.
Title treatment may be different when purchased.
I'm excited to share my latest project with all of you. Unlike most of my commissions, the cover art and design for Sublimation, an album by A Little Fire Scarecrow, (AKA Coraline Ada Ehmke, @CoralineAda on Twitter) will be available for purchase soon.

I met Coraline on Twitter, which is how I meet most of my clients. We got to talking about her art needs for her newest album. After a bit of back and forth, I learned she had sketched something that captures the emotions that inspired this album. Using her sketch as a guide, I set to recreating my own interpretation of it. (See below.)

*Title treatment may be different when purchased. Client had a different aesthetic and you wanted to match an existing brand-look. The client gets what the client wants, of course, but I was given permission to show my version, as well, in my folio and promos. Thanks, Coraline :).

Here's a closer look at the art, minus title treatment:




bio: A Little Fire Scarecrow is a recording project by Coraline Ada Ehmke, a transgender musician who writes, records, and produces from her home studio in Chicago. Coraline sings, plays bass, guitar, keyboards, and a variety of folk instruments, and her music features occasional contributions from Kevin Chatham (bass) and Alva Snædís (guitar and bass).

Coraline believes that music is literature. Every song is a story told in words and sounds, the music painting a landscape, creating a sense of space and place. Her style encompasses rich layers superimposed on each other to create a distinctive, other-worldly quality. She draws inspiration from Legendary Pink Dots, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Swans, Gary Numan, and a number of post-rock, chamber psych, and old-school goth artists.

original sketch by Coraline Ada Ehmke
Coraline has released several albums, all available widely on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Google Play. You can hear samples and get links to listen or buy at alittlefirescarecrow.com. She is also co-author (with Naomi Freeman) of the book The Compassionate Coder, a guide to practicing empathy as a software developer. You can learn more about the book at compassionatecoder.com. Visit Coraline's website to learn more about this diverse creative.

Be sure to follow Coraline online to keep track of news and special events:









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Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven



What's my most-valued social media tool? CircleBoom!

*Blurbs and quotes provided are not edited by WillowRaven but posted as provided by author/publisher.

*All art and designs in this post were created by myself unless otherwise noted even if some images have been replaced with newer ones to keep post current with my portfolio.