Yep, I have an idea what you might be thinking. It could be that zombies don’t fit with Christmas (now there’s an idea). Or it could be that zombies don’t fit with what I usually write. Or something along the lines of wtf?
I’ll go with the last one.
This is me, playing around and experimenting with 3D art, which is really more along the lines of graphic design. I put the “assets” together, change some colours, angles, poses, expressions, angle of eyes, position of lips, cameras, lighting – pretty much everything, and then I render the image.
After that, I open it in Photoshop for post work, play with the contrast, some filters, add smoke, add dust (in this case snow with a low opacity setting), remove the stuff that I missed or couldn’t fix in the render, add some more contrast, remove the contrast, then flatten the image and save it.
This is what I do when not writing and editing or running – note to self, I need to run more!
2021 has been about two things for me:
Translations (thanks Françoise and Ewa!)
and Graphic Design (a.k.a. covers)
I’ve always done my own covers (give or take a few paid commissions) and now I’m ready to really do my own covers. I’ve mentioned before that I hope to provide pre-made covers for other indie authors, as well as making my own.
My biggest problem is always going to be “letting go” of each cover, as the story that goes with everything I make is already turning in my head.
We’ll see what happens.
Coming soon (including more artwork) … meaning tomorrow – Advent Sunday!