|Spooky Haunted House|
See, one of the most troublesome aspects of Indie Writerhood is that we have to do it all ourselves or hire out for it. And while many of us can master basic programming, how to format our novels for digital and print publication, and social networking, most of us are not visual artists. We may have an idea of what we want our covers to look like, but we rarely have the skills to make that image come to life.
|Bond, Jane Bond|
|The White Queen|
How about selection? Well, as you can see from just these samples, they've got a wide array of styles and themes. (And these are the merest tip of the iceberg of pictures I liked.) There are millions of them on the site. I tried all sorts of off the wall search queries, and the only thing that didn't bring up any hits was "Scottish Laird." (Though Highlander turned up over 100 results.)
So, if you've got a complicated image in your mind. Like say a male, red-haired, light-blue skinned elf with a celtic knot in ivy vines down his left arm, they probably don't have it. But you'd also probably be amazed at how close you can get. The White Queen looks a lot like one of my main characters. Crop the image properly and she's dead on. And if you're looking for something a tad less specific than my red-haired elf, you should have many, many options to work with.
Go check it out, see if they've got the pictures you need to make your dream cover.