Cover for The Adepts Book 2: Empath

The sequel to The Adepts Book 1: Furato will soon be released and here’s the cover I painted for it. The blog entry about the cover for the first novel can be found here. Without further ado, here’s the red-tinged cover painting for The Adepts Book 2: Empath, continuing the star spanning adventures of the powerful Adepts and their guardian Payan warriors. The novel will be on sale at the Amazon Kindle Store very soon. [[image:ebb-n-folks-empath-cover.jpg:Red cover is red:center:0]] For a larger view, please check out the cover at DeviantArt.

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Two Covers, One Customer

Two cover artwork were commissioned by Ebb & Folks for their Iqliptiq Books science fiction imprint. The first is for a prequel and the other a sequel. [[image:ebb-n-folks-rhittach-cover.jpg:Two Blades, One Customer:center:0]] Rhittach: The Beginning This short story tells the rise of Rhittach, the Payan warrior featured in the novel The Adepts Book 1: Furato, which was previously shown in this blog post. [[image:ebb-n-folks-4-of-a-kind-cover.jpg:Two Characters, One Pile of Gold:center:0]]  Four Of A Kind This is a sequel to Iqliptiq Books’ short story Three’s Company, also featured here previously in this blog post. Both books were written by science fiction author David Leyman.

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The ultimate sockpuppet RPG for kids

Play Argyle and Crew With Your Kids!

Argyle and Crews: Adventure in the Land of Skcos is a simple and fun role-playing game produced by Benjamin Gerber which is designed to be played with very young children… using sock puppets! I contributed three pieces of art for this project, including line art for the cover. The ultimate sockpuppet RPG for kids The game is released under the Creative Common License. Purchase Argyle & Crew at: DriveThruRPG or you could legally Torrent it using the following torrent file: AndCtorrent (right click and save this file) At the very least, you don’t have to throw your old socks away!

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Azamar cover

Azamar RPG Is Now On Sale!

The Azamar RPG Players’ Guide has been released by Wicked North Games and can now be purchased from several online sources. Here’s an excerpt from the Introduction chapter of the book: Exploring Azamar Azamar is a world where many worlds touch and overlap through Magic. Each world separated by a barrier the people of Azamar call a Fabric. The Fabric is not something most people can touch or understand. Most commonly used for referring to the Fabric between Azamar and the Blur, a world overlapped with Azamar where the inhabitants are immensely powerful and deadly magical beings known as Fiends. The Fiends serve a council of some kind referred to as the Fiend Lords. At any given time, ten Fiend Lords direct and govern the other Fiends in the Blur. While the Fabric is not tangible, the Blur-Touched or those who can perceive Magic may concentrate and see where damage […]

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Heidimore Ruthergens

Ruthermore’s First Cover

Ruthermore Heidigens and the Fifth Planet is the first of David Leyman’s Ruthermore Heidigens science fiction novellas. It features the most powerful wizard in the known universe, simply because he’s the only wizard in the universe. His powers are real, but are they really of a magical source? Here’s the cover for the book I painted recently in watercolour:

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Cover Process for Hags of Teeb

EBB & Folks sent me another task to complete: The cover for another ebook novella titled The Hags of Teeb. Here is the step-by-step process involved from the first sketch until the finished cover artwork. The first sketch (seen below) was based on the original black and white cover illustration made by David Leyman. I used the general shape of the Hags and the cauldron in the sketch and put them in a cave. After the sketch was approved, I decided to create two painted elements which would then be composited digitally. Firstly, I painted the cave background element (below). The centre of the cave where the cauldron sat upon a fire was lighted. The hags themselves were easy enough. I painted over the pencils I drew, using the outlines of the characters I drew above in the sketch. They were mostly dark and in shadow. Their outlines closest to […]

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Cover for Meevo

Meevo is the ebook novella by David Leyman. It is a suitably eerie horror-flavoured science-fiction tale involving an escaped prisoner, the prisoner’s hunters and – as we see in the opening scenes – a mutant, in a post-apocalyptic future. To view the full cover image, click on the thumbnail below. Meevo is available for purchase on here.

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Cover for Three’s Company

Ebb n Folks’s latest short story soon to be published on Amazon as a Kindle download is Three’s Company. The publisher called for a lined artwork with clean colours on it. So here it is. “Three” in the story title is the catlike lady seen below. But why has she been with the protagonist all these decades? Watch for it on soon. [[image:ebb-n-folks-threes-company-cover.jpg:What’s with the picture in the middle?:center:0]]

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Cover for Crater

Ebb & Folks has again given me the assignment to come up with another cover for one of their books. This time it’s the novella Crater by David Leyman, now on sale on as an ebook. [[image:ebb-n-folks-crater-cover.jpg:That star is Aldebaran, by the way.:center:0]]  It’s a star and time spanning tale of humans versus a ruthless alien civilisation at war. Check it out at the link above to buy and download it.

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A Background Element

[[image:crater-element-bg.jpg:funeral service:center:0]] I am working on an ebook cover. The plan is to create separate water colour elements and digitally bring them together for the final artwork. The above is the background element for the piece. Stay tuned for the final artwork and the link to the ebook.

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D6 Magazine

Have You Punched A Dinosaur Today?

You don’t have to punch one, really. You could also fly to with a jet pack and slug its jaw with a hammer. Or perhaps you could stop punching dinosaurs and started hugging them. HAVE YOU HUGGED A DINOSAUR TODAY? Here’s the artwork for the cover of D6 Magazine, from the OpenD6 roleplaying community. I’ve played variations of the D6 system since 1989 and I can’t recommend it enough. The actual magazine should be released within this next week. Click here for a larger image.

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A Novel Tale of a Novel Cover

Once upon a time, I went to study on how to repair flying machines. During my dozens of years (not really, just 2 and a half years) of studying there were many instructors that taught me different aspects of flying machine repairs. Some taught me metalwork, some taught me electrics, some taught me theory of flight. One particular person taught me about turbine engines. He was a tall gentleman, he was. Over the years after I returned home, I’ve always known from second hand accounts that he’s now living in this country. In recent years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting up with him again briefly. Last month, he and his lovely wife came down all the way from Ulu Klang (which is about 10 klicks up the Middle Ring Road) asked me to produce a cover for a science fiction novel that he has written and is about to […]

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The Secret Library by Khairul Hisham

First Hishgraphics e-Book: The Secret Library

I wouldn’t have thought it possible a year ago, but here we are with our first e-book product on sale as of today. It’s a nice little tale with full colour illustrations throughout, where a young boy who just happens to have the same name as my son, discovers a wonderful library through a doorway in the cellar of his parents’ new house. I hope the public likes it well enough to purchase it. There is a black and white version in the Free Downloads page for a preview. If you know someone who might like it please spread the word. Thanks to everyone who helped me get the site up, especially my family, and all my friends who gave me moral support. In the meantime, I’ll be working on more new e-books.

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