Coloring With My Computer

Let’s face it, I’m still a child at heart! One of my favorite childhood activities (aside from reading!) was coloring. Inside the lines, outside the lines, without lines: who needs limits? Pretty colors, the tactile feel of sweeping a crayon across paper, the joy of creation! I was never an artist, but I loved my colorful playtime.

I’m no different as an adult, but my tools have changed. I rarely grab paper and crayons these days, but I do enjoy the sheer playfulness of creating cover art :D Pretty pictures, interesting fonts, layout and design. All combine to give my muse a break from words while encouraging her creativity.

Here are some recent efforts. Not sure if they’re finished yet, but I do intend to refresh several of my books in the new year :D

RedsMagicColl-4LoveFlashColl-3SFFColl-1GhoulColl

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About Debbie Mumford

Debbie Mumford specializes in fantasy and paranormal romance. She loves mythology and is especially fond of Celtic and Native American lore. She writes about faeries, dragons, and other fantasy creatures for adults as herself and for tweens and young adults as Deb Logan. Visit debbiemumford.com to learn more about her currently available work.

Posted on December 17, 2013, in Authors - Debbie Mumford and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Very pretty. *_*

    Red’s Magick’s cover makes me think of Christmas. Love in a Flash looks contemporary (perhaps spicy?) Tales of Tomorrow is definitely SF, while the Ghosts and Ghoulies one looks frightening and fun.

    Thank you for posting these. They inspire me.

  2. Those are indeed inspiring and a nice, professional looking variety between them. I have always needed help with my cover art, from more experienced colleagues who know how to use the utilities in their PCs. Positioning the title in MS Paint was as far as I got!

    • Thanks, Will. I’ve got to admit that cover art terrified me until I took a class with Dean Wesley Smith. He and his co-teacher Alyson gave me the tools I needed and the confidence to do my own work. Knowledge is a wonderful thing :D

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