About the Images in My Books, Part 1 – Book Covers

Jan 06, 2019

Please click links on cover images for links to the books on Amazon (universal links); & links on right-side images for their Fine Art America pages (gifts & prints).

And for more of my before-and-after images-to-covers, please visit my collection of samples at Fine Art America – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=712150 .

It started as just fun, picking pictures I’d taken, or using art I’d made, and using them to make book covers for my fiction and poetry and travel memoirs.

Then, with a deeper move into fiction, I chose images I had to illustrate the story, in this case, the multi-generational, adult and YA, crime thriller, Queen.

Most of my covers I’ve designed myself. Two though, I am grateful to say, I had the help of artist/musician/writer Nico Laeser ( https://indieauthorsupportanddiscussion.com/about/meet-the-admins/nico-laeser/ ) . One of those is pictured above, the cover (cropping, cover text, and tonal shift) for Queen; the other is for One Night in the Hill Country –

One Night the Hill Country, by Felipe Adan Lerma - multi-generational thriller set in Central Texas.
One Night in the Hill Country
By Felipe Adan Lerma


In this latter case, besides coming up with the cropping and tonal shift, Nico also came up with the sky. I manipulated the foreground coloring a bit and helped choose among the variations of the cover text. 🙂

Though I wish I could do all the image work myself for all my creative projects, it’s not only not practical (in terms of time for others more “calling-me” projects like painting), but I’m just plain not as skilled as folks like Nico. It’s really nice to have a community of creative folk!

Do you use your own images in books? Do you enjoy it? Or is it a mixed bag?

Next post, I’ll give samples of images I’ve use inside my books, to illustrate or augment the work, fiction and non-fiction (smiles).

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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