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WOODEN STAIRS IN OLD HOUSE by Michalowski for book cover

Bjarrett99
Just wanted to let you know that I used WOODEN STAIRS IN OLD HOUSE (#6055946) by Michalowski for the cover of my horror novel "The Desolate".

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NOAMEO

Thanks for the great photography.

Brian J. Jarrett
Edited: 01/01/2013, 14:08:01 PM
Suyerry
Wow, you have done a lot of books. Congrats!
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Posted: 01/01/2013, 19:56:09 PM
Bjarrett99
It sure seems like it. I have two more novels lined up for 2013, all with Dreamstime images on the covers. I'll post again with links once they're live.

Thanks,
Brian
Posted: 01/01/2013, 20:22:18 PM
Suyerry
We all love to see where images are being used. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.
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Posted: 01/01/2013, 20:38:06 PM
Lostarts
Thank you for posting.

What subjects might you need in the future?
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Posted: 01/02/2013, 10:33:46 AM
Bjarrett99

Originally posted by Lostarts:
Quoted Message: Thank you for posting.What subjects might you need in the future?


It's hard to say. Usually I have an idea for a book in mind and then I go searching for images that I think will convey the feeling and the atmosphere of the novel's content. Even better if the image happens to contain specific elements of the story itself. It's mostly just a gut feeling; when I've found the image that works it just sort of jumps off the page at me.

I mostly write thrillers. Horror, post-apocalyptic, psychological, even some sci-fi. When I consider images for a cover I look for images that aren't terribly busy, so as to not distract or overwhelm the reader. I also make sure I can overlay the title and author text without obscuring the subject.

And I rely heavily on the keywords while searching. Not only the subject (city, forest, sky, road) but also the color (red, blue, black, green) and the mood (dark, scary, desolate).

Wish I had a more scientific method that I could better articulate. As it is the process is whimsical at best. :)

Thanks again for the wonderful images! It's nice to know that my books help support other artists.

Brian
Posted: 01/02/2013, 11:33:33 AM
Peanutroaster
Thanks for letting us know! Very cool.
lens. Alien bees studio lights....
Posted: 01/02/2013, 21:10:12 PM