Here again this self published writer dwells into the unknown by trying her hand at photo manipulation. As I love to create fantasy worlds I chose to adapt a tutorial that helped create a fantasy scene using a fairy. I know, I know. One might think that fairies are overused these days. Yet they are also a bit expected in a fantasy & magic world. No harm in creating another right?
Photo credit: Faestock.deviantart.com
Here is the stock photo provided by Faestock at Deviantart as the base. I also used butterfly wings from Jinxmim at the same site as well. The rest of the stock photos are from Pixabay. The model uses her own makeup on her eyes, shoulders, and also on her fingers. Which to be honest was annoying to work with so I ended up painting over those areas. I also removed her floral barrettes to add my own flourish to her hair.
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And here is the finished artwork I wanted to share with you all. To save on mobile users bandwidth I didn't upload the full version but instead a medium-sized one. Of course I can be biased here but I think it's very pretty. I love how the light enhances the wings. What I dislike is how the hair falls a bit too strangely on her arm. I need to work on how to airbrush that more properly. Overall it gives an autumn look and feel. Which is great, it's my favorite season.
Blog Website of Wendy May, Fantasy Author
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I'm Wendy May, a Fantasy author. When I was a child there were two constants in my life; drawing and writing. My imagination freely took me to fantasy lands of adventure. I often spent hours thinking up mystical worlds that were inhabited by amazing and whimsical characters. During times when I felt the most alone my stories were what kept me going. And so, I'd love to share them with you in the hopes that you'll happily lose yourself in the fantastical worlds I've created. Take a moment to step away from the rigors of life and join me in a fun adventure!
Feel free to explore about but don't forget to visit my actual Fantasy website:Excerpts: This is where I put samples of short stories, flash fiction, and snippets from my novels.My Worlds: Various realms exist in my universe. This is where you can learn more about each world.Book Covers: As an author I have to rely on purchasing a professionally made e…
Hello everyone, November is shaping up to be an extremely busy month. I imagine it's pretty hectic for you too? Unfortunately, I have to keep working. Writing each day to meet certain goals, photo-shopping various book covers, or re-working old ones to entice new readers. And that's just the side stuff! Props goes to all the people in the world that can juggle a multitude of tasks each day without going crazy. I'm almost at the point of flipping my desk over. Sometimes life can get pretty hard. Thankfully, I do have a ton to keep my mind off the more negative things. For example this month is November. Some of the holiday romance story ideas I have pitched to my editor were the following:
My journey to designing my own book covers begins with this first attempt at creating a contemporary or chick lit book cover. To be quite honest I believe this comes out more as a book cover for a young teen or childrens book. Either way, I decided to call it, 'The Pink Princess'.