The new cover is finally here

Creepspace: The Witch Game

When I first published Creepspace: The Witch Game, I also did the cover art and, at the time, it was the best I could do. But that cover didn’t entice the right age group (ages 8 – 12). It did seem to appeal to kids in the 4 – 6 age range, but they’re too young for the book.

So I finally dove in and redesigned the cover. Thanks to people like Timothée Giet and David Revoy, I was able to find my way around the awesome open source painting program known as Krita. I still used my old stalwarts, GIMP and Inkscape, for image processing and text/pdf layout, repsectively, but I have to say that I really enjoyed painting with Krita and I look forward to getting better at it.

Anyway, I hope this new cover appeals more to the kids who might read the book. I’ve already started on a second book in the Creepspace anthology series which I hope to have out early next year, time permitting.

Creepspace: The Witch Game
Creepspace: The Witch Game

A Little Laptop Recursion

But only a little. This is my first real project using Cycles in Blender and I still have quite a bit to do. As a WIP I thought it might be neat to put a screenshot of me working on the laptop on the laptop – if you see what I mean. That won’t be there in the final. Oh, no, it’ll be quite different and soon…

Laptop Recursion
Laptop Recursion

WIP: Creepspace Promo

Creepspace Promo Frame-grab
A frame from an upcoming Creepspace promo.
This is a frame from a Creepspace promo I’m whipping up. It works better as an animation than as a still image. This part was done entirely in Synfig. I have one more bit to do to finish – maybe as early as tonight. Click the image for a slightly larger version.