This is a culmination of my too many interests. It's is an in-between place. It's more focused than my Myspace blog, but less so than my author blog. Here you can find artwork, photography, writing, poetry, book covers, manga and pointless videos. All of these things mesh together to become a reflection of their creator in an in-between place colored like shadows and flavored like frappuccinos and chocolate. It's one heck of a world.

Friday, August 26, 2011

TTTC - Chapter 7 Page 8

>What is the TTTC? It's a webcomic written by Jonathan Harvey and illustrated by me. we add a page every week, so be on the lookout. Why not visit http://TerribleTurtles.com and subscribe?

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And if you like vampires mark 9-10-11 on your calendar as the day Ties of Blood, the third in Joleene Naylor's Amaranthine Series, is available in ebook!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Book Covers

so, I haven;t tortured - erm - shared lately and thought I'd remedy that. No, I'm not going to post them all, just ten or so of the recent ones.

AN AMERICAN GARDEN

Cover images courtesy of Henri Sivonen, Elena Elisseeva, Jose AS Reyes, R. Gino Santa Maria & Shutterstock. com

Rantings of a Disturbed Mind

art by me ;)

Portal of the Stars

Image from NASA/Hubble

This Heart for Hire

image by Sad444 at dreamstime .com (He's kinda hot ;) )

The Comet

the author sent me the base image, but I added all those twinklies and such :)

WHERE STRIDES THE BEHEMOTH

art by me

The Interim by Patricia McLaine

art by me again

With his First Breath

hee-hee, me again. Funny story about this one. I sent the author a concept that neither of us liked and she commented back "You know, I like that image you have on your cover art website's wallpaper". and so here it is with a bit of rearranging so as not to be exact ;)

Eight Shillings

the author scanned most of those coins off, except for two which came from wiki commons. Scanning i handy for things like feathers or coins that you can;t get to photograph well ;) (I used it for a snake once, too!)

The Train Guards

base image by author, though I tweaked it quite a bit.

Tuesday's Child

handprints based on an image by Doeth Gwraig - www.flickr.com/photos/doeth2/2700970068/

cabin image - Steveheap | Dreamstime. com

The Memory of Water

my photo
of note - he has since changed the title to Water's Memory because that one was already taken. I have been too lazy to reupload it to flickr, though.

FreeForm Humans

images from Frederick R. Matzen, Marema & Shutterstock. com

cello music

photo by Fotokostic @ shutterstock

okay, that's enough. to see the rest check my flickr album - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandora_6666/sets/72157623412340567/with/5935801647/ - there's 289 in there total. Wow.


Pet Peeve

I do book covers. I do cheap book covers. I mean dirt cheap. In fact, if possible I try to find free images to use to save the author money because I know how it is to be broke. So what's my pet peeve?

People who license their images as Creative Commons and then put nasty notes on the image or their profiles saying "Don't use my images for anything or post them on your pages!"

HELLO!! That's why Flickr allows you to set DIFFERENT licenses! If you don't want people to post them or use them, then label them ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. That option is there to the right side of the photo page. Ergh! It just burns me up. Especially since a lot of them get really snotty about it and act like the people who have used the image are in the wrong. Sorry, folks, but YOU applied that CC license, so you're the one at fault, not them. Bah!

Because I know that people like this are out there, I always check their profiles etc. before I'll use one of their photos, but seriously, how long does it take to correct the issue? Especially ones that have long lists of complaints from the photo's owner in the comments. I mean, wow, if it is SUCH a problem on that particular photo then take two seconds and change the license.

I used to ignore these, but I've started leaving comments recently that politely say, "perhaps if you changed your license from CC to All Rights Reserved it would help clear up confusion and people would stop using it?" Maybe they're just total, complete muffins and have no idea what the license is or that they can change it. Nah. I'm too annoyed to give the benefit of the doubt right now. Gimme an hour or two and I will, but right now I say we post their images in all our blogs under the heading "This is CC licensed - check the flickr page(s) for details!"

Bah!

Friday, August 19, 2011

TTTC - Chapter 7 Page 7

What is the TTTC? It's a webcomic written by Jonathan Harvey and illustrated by me. we add a page every week, so be on the lookout. Why not visit http://TerribleTurtles.com and subscribe?

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Friday, August 12, 2011

TTTC - Chapter 7 Page 6

What is the TTTC? It's a webcomic written by Jonathan Harvey and illustrated by me. we add a page every week, so be on the lookout. Why not visit http://TerribleTurtles.com and subscribe?

Subscribers may have noticed there were no turtles last week. I had a death in the family and was out of town. Hopefully summer ends soon and we can all get back on track!


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