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Original Artwork for the Fiction of Liberate Liberty: What It Is and What It Can Be

Excerpt of test art for forthcoming Mortal Gods stories.
© Paul Hair, 2017.
Prose stories do not require artwork. However, prose stories struggle to find an audience without it. And what good is a story if no one is reading it? So here is the latest on the forthcoming artwork for the forthcoming tales from Liberate Liberty—here is what it will be as of now and here is what it can be if enough people support the stories.

I commissioned original artwork for both Mortal Gods: Ignition and Winning through Losing. The total of four separate commissions cost a significant amount of money. But it was worth it for those books. I’d like to commission more artwork for forthcoming stories (more of which I will post about this week—including how the first story will begin its serial publication this week or the next) but I need to make sure there is the demand for it.

So as of right now I’m creating the artwork for my latest work. I’m teasing excerpts of some of it above and in the images below. Some of what you see now might be different in its final form. And some of it I may not use at all. Also, while all the teased artwork is for Mortal Gods stories, I will be creating artwork for other tales as well.

Excerpt of test art for forthcoming Mortal Gods stories.
© Paul Hair, 2017.

Excerpt of test art for forthcoming Mortal Gods stories.
© Paul Hair, 2017.

What I’ve created is original but it’s not as good as commissioned art from professional artists. But in order for that to happen I need to start bringing in more income from my published books and from my writings at Liberty Island. (And again, my plan is to start the serial publication of my newest story simultaneously here at Liberate Liberty and Liberty Island this week or next week.)

Excerpt of test art for forthcoming Mortal Gods stories.
© Paul Hair, 2017.

Excerpt of test art for forthcoming Mortal Gods stories.
© Paul Hair, 2017.

So the artwork I’m creating for my upcoming fiction is original. And while it might not be professional grade, it’s not bad and I hope it entices people to read my stories, enjoy them, and spread the word about them to others.

Excerpt of test art for forthcoming Mortal Gods stories.
© Paul Hair, 2017.

Comments

  1. Hello Paul! I'm at Liberty Island as you are. I wanted to vote for your fourth image above. It has the best balance of image vs. negative space and is most appealing in my opinion. The background colors are soft, a nice place for the eyes to rest up against the intensely male subject front-and-center. Almost hints of some more tenderness that may unfold. Of course, I should just read the book and not assume anything...
    Good luck to you and I enjoy your posts very much!
    Audie Cockings

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    1. Audie, Thank you for your comment! Greatly appreciated and I will use your input. Always happy to hear from a fellow Liberty Island creator. Sorry for the delayed response! -- Paul

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  2. Looks good Paul. Like the first image the best.
    Careful not to overuse the lens flare filter. :-)

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your reply. I was wondering if anyone would comment on the lens flare. I know a lot of people are not a fan of it. Thank you again!

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