Finding art to use on covers is always a challenge if one strives to be original and not use stock photography. The recent overhaul of all my covers needed images. Most of these were found by my talented cover designer Samantha at ebookcoversgalore. Between us we managed to create original covers that I think do the work justice. It was a co-operative effort that demonstrated the need to create a good relationship with your designer.
When it came to the seven Daniel series novels we were stumped at first. We needed a theme to run through them all and we needed cover images that suggested the subjects.
After much searching I found the work of a fractal artist: Stefano Popovski. on deviant-art and made contact. He generously agreed to let us use any of his images we needed. I was able to find images that perfectly suited the novels. Some are very abstract, all are fascinating and all are fabulous pieces of Stefano’s art.
Finding an artist who will allow his work to be used as a co-operative venture in this way was a refreshing and encouraging thing. I hope we can offer each other mutual help and I look forward to working with him on future projects.
Any designers or authors looking for great art should pay Stefano a visit.