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Jeff Ward

Freelance Fantasy Artist & Book Illustrator

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Samantha Jahjah - Hired freelancer
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Over 30 days ago -
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J_Tay - Over 30 days ago
Hey there, your art is great; have you done and finished any book cover projects?
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, and yes, I've done quite a few book covers. Here are a couple from my website:
http://stungeonstudios.daportfolio.com/gallery/768719#18
http://stungeonstudios.daportfolio.com/gallery/768719#14

Thanks,
Jeff
J_Tay - Over 30 days ago
Hey there,

I have an older graphic novel titled 'Seven Years in Dog-Land', published 8 years ago in Comixology and carried by Amazon. I have never gotten around to making a proper, industry-standard cover page and I hope to do that now.
You can find details and links to 'Seven Years in Dog-Land' on my website: http://johnytay.net. You'll see that the cover art is not much of a cover art. There's also a free first chapter, if you'd like to understand the story a bit. I'm hoping to have a beautiful cover page that reminds readers of classic fantasy novels, or at least something that doesn't look 'comic-y'.
At this juncture, I have a couple of cover art styles I admire, taken off the internet. They are compressed in this file:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AF2eFXRonKdLbmKwEjb2WNYaaXwQNXvP

At this juncture, I’d love to have your views on the sample art. Specifically:
- what you think of each art STYLE
- which one you’re familiar with / would love doing
- any views on the comic/story itself

This is so I can find a good fit in terms of style and empathy for the story itself.

Thanks, and looking forward to your views.

Johny
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Hi Johny,

Thanks for the information. I'll look it over/read it and get back to you soon.

Thanks,
Jeff
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Hi Johny,

I've looked over the artwork samples and they are all nice styles. I think the closest to my style is #3.

I read the chapter, and as a dog lover with two dogs, I like where you're going with this. I hope Charlie is ok!

Thanks,
Jeff
J_Tay - Over 30 days ago
Hi there,

Based on your impressions of the story, what kind of cover do you see in your head?

This is in terms of art style, and also, composition of the image (who or what should be there).

This question is for me to understand your thinking and creative style, to find the best fit for a cover artist.

Please feel free to ask for more info, or share additional references.

Best regards!
Johny
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Hi Johny,

My commission process is: once hired (and a down payment of 1/2 is made), I do thumbnail sketches to work out the composition. After sketch approval, I start on the final art.

I have plenty of artwork in my portfolio on my website, so I'm sure it's evident as to what the look of the art would be.

Thanks,
Jeff
J_Tay - Over 30 days ago
What are you rates for a book cover? Will the rate be different if it is a full, front and back page art job?
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Hi Johny,

My rate is $400, and then $500 for front and back.

Thanks,
Jeff
J_Tay - Over 30 days ago
Thanks. Will get back to you if I want to proceed.
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Jared Gastrock - Hired freelancer
Over 30 days ago -
Kimberly Williams - Gave 1 kudo
Said "I really like your portfolio! Great stuff!" to Jeff Ward
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Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Thanks!
Sally Odgers - Hired freelancer
Over 30 days ago -
Paris English - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Beautiful artwork Jeff, awesome!!!" to Jeff Ward
Over 30 days ago -
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Thanks! Somehow, I just now saw your comment, so sorry about the delayed response!
Richard Camara - Hired freelancer
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Captain Andrew Brewer - Hired freelancer
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Usmcz - Hired freelancer
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Polar
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Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Nice work, Jeff!
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Hi Danner,

Thank you :)

Jeff
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Parrot
Over 30 days ago -
Animal Illustration portfolio item
SaberOps - Over 30 days ago
great use of lighting
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Thanks a lot!
SaberOps - Over 30 days ago
no problem!
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Strange Seas
Over 30 days ago -
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Terry Younglove - Over 30 days ago
very nice
Jeff Ward - Over 30 days ago
Thanks :)
Eileen O'Donohue - Over 30 days ago
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
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Lucifron of World of Warcraft
Over 30 days ago -
Fantasy Art portfolio item
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Nice flow to the layout.
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Fantasy Art
Book Illustration
About Me:
I have several years experience in creating illustrations for books/games/magazines featuring the following subject matter: fantasy, mythology, science fiction, and space art. Some of the projects I have worked on are: book interiors and covers, tarot cards and RPGs.

Contact me if you have a need for an illustrator who provides quality illustrations and good communication, meets the deadline, and is easy to work with.

Partial client list:

Ad-Hoc Productions, color and monochromatic art for documentary film
Adept Press, interior bw line art
Bastion Press, grayscale interior art
Cogeni, background art for computer game
Dogtown Games, bw line art for a tarot card game
Green Ronin, bw art for the Spaceship Zero RPG
Hero Games, color cover and bw interior art
Karjasoft,...
Location
Tennessee, United States