One of my goals for this year is to find an illustrator that can give me what I cannot do myself. I would love to have the ability to draw because I have some great images in my head but it is not a gift that I have so I need to find someone who can create covers and back rounds for my fiction and blogs and so forth. I do not know where to start with this so I will draw up a list of websites of the podcasts that I listen to that I know use illustrators or talk about artwork in genre fiction. I am going to have a good look through the web to find the style that I want so I can hone in on an artist to work with.
I need to find two different types of artist though as I write science fiction and urban fantasy/horror, so for those two different genres I will most likely need to find someone for each. Ideally I would like to find someone who is at the early stage of their career like I am and build a long-term working relationship with, but this is not an ideal world so I’ll have to see how it goes. I’ve got one name that I want to check out but I’m not sure it will be what I am after.
This search will start tomorrow after I’ve hit my 1000 word target that I have for tomorrow.