Friday, September 16, 2016

I like to make graphics

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

I've written before about how I like to make graphics. I think they're fun, and usually I do them to either celebrate a National Day of ... or to plug my own or somebody else's books. For instance: today is National Stepfamily Day, and I made a graphic for my friend Tonya Thomas.

I've made them for the Chicks, too.

And, of course, I've made them for myself.

My question to you is ... does seeing these kinds of graphics influence you? Would you be interested in any of the books because of the graphics. I sure hope the answer is yes, but even if it's no, I'll probably still make them because it's fun.

I can't draw. Mr. L laughs hysterically at my attempts, but that's because he CAN draw, and paint, and make funny cartoons, and makes exquisite maps. My creative gifts just don't fit into that category. But, I can put together a graphic using different elements. How many elements do you think there are in the Telenia graphic above? Would it surprise you to know there are 8 different things going on?

the title
Meet Wren.
Never Underestimate the power of a woman with a loom.
the book cover
the photo of the witch.
the Tales of Telenia logo
my website URL
the black background

I find it fun to put all these elements together. And so I'll ask the question again: do these types of graphics influence you?

And here's a bonus graphic just because it amuses me. (Coming October 15th.)

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