New Cover : Skin Magic

Skin Magic

I finally used some of my Daz and Photoshop stuff to recover a short story.

Skin Magic

As a new emperor ascends the throne, the city of the Rhodoi is about to run with blood.

Larissa has to escape. Her only way out is to accept a bargain made with Xander, a beautiful stranger who practises the mysterious spirit magic of the Sardisians.

She knows the deal could cost her a piece of her soul, but the magician’s spirits want something else. Something she never expected. They want her body, her untouched flesh.

For Xander’s own pleasure.

Buy it through this link: Books2Read – Skin Magic

Stranded

Stranded

I was sorting through Daz content that I hadn’t used…and this happened.

I do love to play it retro 🙂

I’ve also working on a mixture of stuff for post working. I was layering in light , rendering each individual light source, but that, whilst giving great control, makes for so many laborious renders and huge Photoshop files.

Then I stumbled over canvases, where you have layers generated within the Daz render. They are also huge files and I trash them after I’ve used them in an image. My harddrive is struggling as it is! I’m finding using canvases very hit and miss. What will work like a dream for one image is a hot mess for another.

This image has one, maybe two canvases at a low opacity. Mostly this is good old dodge and burn.

Onwards to finding a system and a style that works for me!

#digitalart #retroart #scifiart

Kim Knox Books

 

Moar Dragons!

A Dragon Saves Her

Yes, I’m back to making stuff for books I haven’t written yet… Oops? This’ll probably be the image for the second book.

And silly me–I thought that creating a subscene would help me with the lighting…*insert hyena laughter* also add *10 hours later* in a SpongeBob narrator voice, because of course that didn’t work with a complete change of colours and pose. Silly me.

Though I am happy with the end result–after walking away from my computer. Twice. 😉

There’s another dragon brewing. But a trebuchet went free today. So that could get a play with, after I’m a dutiful author and actually write. Covers are useless without the words under and between them, after all.

Kim Knox Books

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