Writing was my first love and I still love painting with words. D.C. McElroy is the pen name of my writer-husband and, with his encouragement, I took on creating book covers and fantasy world maps. A new medium can be challenging, but that’s what art is for – to expand our horizons. You can find the books on Amazon and the website (built by xarktopia, because we do that as well) is at DCMcElroy.com.
The idea was to create a paper-cut look with a silhouette that makes the setting the star. My first cover ever.
A crow, because of course, and a wild ride in the dead of winter.
Fields and mountains created a stack of colors and flowing shapes.
Industrial era paintings were the pieces parts of this view of the title city.
Detail maps are crowded, but this was great fun for backgrounds and textures.
The world of the Darbas series. My first map and an original compass.
Here there by monsters, although these are kinda cute.
Not as easy as it looks but the look of 18th century cartography was the goal