March 30th, 2021

Beyond the Ocean's Edge

Back At It

So everyday I'm getting closer to publishing Darnahsian Pirates: The Third Stone Island Sea Story.  A fellow member of Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers, along with a friend and fellow member has helped with the editing and configuring the story for publication.  About the only thing left for me is to come up with cover art for it.  As it turns out, I haven't done much if any painting since I did the cover for the second book several years ago.   (I did two pictures after that last cover art, but they were done within days of that one.)  Otherwise the painting desk has sat unused all this time.  I've finally gotten it cleaned off enough, bought some canvas panels, and last night sat down to see if I still have the knack for it.  Wanted to do something quick, something basic, something that would help me get back into the process.  Anyway, this is what I came up with.  It's not at all related to the story, and in many ways is fairly crude compared to what I know I can do.  Yet it puts me on track, and I hope that with a few more practice runs I'll be up to tackling the scene I envision for the new cover.