-Cover design for the non-artist-
As with this article, most of it is research and imagining so you have an idea of A - what you’d like, B - art style you’d
prefer, C - research of an artist who can do it and contact with him and now we get to D - presenting it if you get an
email of “Interested + Rates” and that is acceptable.
Most “HowTo” books are a bit
too juvenile - most pages used
up in step by step instructions
for one pose/character. This is a
little different, going into
theory and theme though still
quite accessable to a self-
teaching beginner. It’s also
very inspiring to people who
like the classic themes of sci-fi
art for old books.
Margaret Brundage - did paintings for
Weird Tales - and they paid her before their
writers and their own salaries, despite her
being Mexican and likely “Undocumented”
and decades later she’s still getting readers!
Brundage’s own teenage daughters posed
with some props - this likely wasn’t a Klan
uniform but lots of failed “Mystic Secret
Societies” of the 10s and 20s so lots of “Order
of...” robes in the thrift shop...