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Aidana WillowRaven's Blog (212)

WillowRaven Introduces a New Service; Author Website Development!



I have learned a lot about the publishing industry in a relatively short time (6 months).



I came in an an illustrator/designer looking for a book cover to design… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on April 25, 2008 at 1:50pm — 6 Comments

Cover Critique for "My First 24 Hours in Hell by VK Sansone" Designed by WillowRaven



Since I have such a large network of skilled friends in their crafts spread across such a wide range of networks; Yahoo Groups, Ning, MySpace, Goodreads, Shelfari & countless others, I noticed not everyone was able to be interactive with my cover critiques. Candid feedback is extremely important for me in my chosen craft, I always need a keen ear and eye for trends in the industry and how my designs can help sell the books they… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on April 11, 2008 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Twelve WillowRaven Cover Designs are in the Running for The Author's Lounge's May 2008 Best Cover Art Award!



The following covers except for Shiloh's Daughter have been entered in May 2008's Best Cover Art competition at The Author's Lounge.







To vote for one of these adult covers follow the link below, vote, then come back here.…



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Added by Aidana WillowRaven on April 4, 2008 at 7:00pm — 25 Comments

WillowRaven's preliminary cover for "Midnight Hours" by Vivian Gilbert Zabel is ready for critique...



Since many of the pics lately have been quite hard to see, I am breaking down the latest cover I am doing for 4RV Publishing into parts in hopes you all can give me an honest critique of this cover before it goes to press.



If ya'll see any errors or simply wish to comment on the design, by all means, help us out.



Above is the front cover of course.



With front flap &… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on April 1, 2008 at 10:19am — 63 Comments

4RV Publishing Accepts Submissions for Children's Books (picture & chapter books), Juvenile, Young Adult, Mystery, Romance, Mainstream, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Non-fiction, Christian, & More.



As I mentioned in my last blog post... as an illustrator; diversity in what I draw & design is extremely important to me.



My portfolio requires it to land new contracts.



My psyche requires it for my creative outlet.



Last post I introduced you all to Still Waves Publishing; now I would like you all to be aware of 4RV Publishing.



I am currently designing a cover for the president of 4RV & I am… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 24, 2008 at 2:50pm — 20 Comments

Still Waves Publishing Accepts Sci-fi//Fantasy, Sci-fi/Horror, Romance, Suspense/Thriller/Mystery, Children's Literature, Self-help, Education, Instructional, & Biography Submissions.



As an illustrator; diversity in what I draw is extremely important to me.



My portfolio requires it to land new contracts.



My psyche requires it for my… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 20, 2008 at 3:30pm — 16 Comments

WillowRavens's latest cover design: Wait on the Lord, I Say Wait by Sabriena Williams



What do you think?



I Just designed this cover last night.



Would this cover make you stop and pick it up to check out the synopsis on the back? Why?



As a matter of fact, which of my non-Children's genre covers would you be most likely to pick up?





Which of my Children's Literature covers would get your or your child's… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 14, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

On WillowRaven's Drawing Table... Children's Books by Susan Kneib Schank, Connie Arnold, Lea Schizas, and Lacresha Hayes



At any given time, I can have anywhere from one to seven projects in the works. This of course does not include cover art, unless it is sff or some other genre that requires… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 13, 2008 at 9:37am — No Comments

Do You Think My Client Will Like Her Surprise? The Adventures of Katie-Bear: Fun Days at School Teaser!



I wanted to give a to surprise to VK Sansone, the author of The Adventures of Katie-Bear children's book series with a little something to help boost her… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on February 25, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

See, Even Illustrators get Rejection Letters...lol.



Bidding on projects &/or providing fresh samples based on a project's description rather than past work is part of the business.



In illustration you learn to develop a speculative look at your work much like I would assume an author has to.



Critiques are actually known for being very public & at times disappointing, much like a review is for an author.



My two latest works were as a result of an unknown… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on February 25, 2008 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Responses to Some of WillowRaven's Book Covers & Illustrations

The Adventures of Katie-Bear: Fun Days at School





"Katie Bear looks to be the next good seller for children's books! This cute little bear can win your heart in an instant..."! ...Anonymous







Introducing the Culpeppers





"These are great covers. My favorite would hav to be the Culpeppers cover.… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on February 17, 2008 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

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